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Men’s shoes at the turn of the century changed little from the Victorian era before. Lace up boots remained every man’s day shoe regardless of working class or gentlemen status. All classes had their own style variations, materials, and color preferences. As more leisure pursuits opened up for men, the short lace up oxford shoe … Read More about 1900s-1910s Men’s Shoe and Boot History
Men’s 1930s Glasses, Sunglasses Men’s 1930s eyeglasses and sunglasses remained unchanged from the 1920s.Most frames were round with a center bridge in the early years and an upper bride in the later years. Frames could be tortoiseshell, black plastic, or thin metal. The hexagon (6 sides) and octagon (8 sides) shaped lenses became trendy in … Read More about 1930s Men’s Eye Glasses and Sunglasses Styles
What did men wear to the pool or beach in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and beyond? Since men’s retro swim trunks are back in style, let’s take a look at the swimwear trends for each decade starting in the 1960s. For other decades read about 1920s men’s swimwear and 1930s-1950s men’s swimwear. Shop retro swimsuits … Read More about Retro Men’s Swim Trunks – 1960s, 1970s, 1980s History
1920s Men’s One Piece Swimsuits In many ways, men’s and women’s 1920s swimsuits were nearly identical. A deep cut ribbed wool tank top over a snug fitting pair of shorts that were sewn in at the waistline. The “skirt” of the swimtop came from knee-length a few years before to mid-thigh level. It was “too … Read More about 1920s Men’s Swimwear History
All that fun in the sun, swimming and beach vacations, made the suntan fashionable in the 1920s. CoCo Chanel claims she made it trendy for the wealthy to have a tan instead of it being a sign of poverty. Men and women played in the sun with little regard to sun damage. They wore colored … Read More about 1920s Parasols, Beach Umbrella Fashion History