Fashion

Including menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, underwear and lingerie. Plus various fashion accessories like shoes, gloves, bags, hats, neckwear, jewellery and watches. Below are the brands and products in this category.

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Textron ~ Men’s Nightwear Adverts [1947-1949] Illustrations by Frederick Siebel

“Silky soft as a dandelion puff.”
These beautiful illustrated ads for Textron women’s underwear date from 1945-49.

Textron ~ Lingerie Adverts [1945-1949] Illustrations by C.J. Sternberg

“Silky soft as a dandelion puff.”
These beautiful illustrated ads for Textron women’s underwear date from 1945-49.

Acrilan ~ Womenswear Adverts [1954]

“Gay young fashions in a remarkable fabric.”
These women’s fashion ads for Acrilan fabric date from 1954.

“Roblee” Brown Shoe Company ~ Men’s Shoe Adverts [1955-1958]

“The open-collar feeling in leather.”
These ads for “Roblee” men’s shoes by Brown Shoe Company date from 1955-58.

Twigs ~ Childrenswear Adverts [1947-1950]

“Like daddy’s in all but size.”
These ads for Twigs boys clothing date from 1947-50.

“Life Stride” Brown Shoe Company ~ Women’s Shoe Adverts [1958-1963]

“The young point of view in shoes.”
These ads for “Life Stride” women’s shoes by Brown Shoe Company date from 1958-63.

Daniel Green ~ Women’s Shoe Adverts [1963-1968]

“Neat feet… soft treat!”
These ads for Daniel Green women’s shoes and slippers date from 1963-68.

Jantzen ~ Lingerie Adverts [1947-1950] Illustrations by Pete Hawley

“Anybody can have a better figure!”
These black & white illustrated ads for Jantsen girdles and panty-girdles are from 1947-50. The artwork was by Pete Hawley.

Luxuray “Dove Skin Undies” ~ Lingerie Adverts [1947-1948] Illustrations

“Above all. Under all.”
These black & white illustrated ads for Dove Skin Undies by Luxuray are from 1947-48.

Putting It Together ~ Men’s Fashion Shoot [Ebony, 1972]

“Furs, plaids and bold colours spice men’s fashions for fall ’72.”
Ebony magazine’s September 1972 fashion shoot for men was based around layering different colours, patterns and fabrics. And plaid. Lots of plaid.

Simplicity ~ Dress Making Adverts [1971-1975]

“We spot the trends. You make them.”
These ads for Simplicity dress making patterns date from 1971-75

Simplicity ~ Dress Making Adverts [1967-1970]

“Goes where I go.”
These ads for Simplicity Fashion News, Simplicity’s new monthly mini-magazine, date from 1967-70.

Simplicity ~ Dress Making Adverts [1965-1967]

“If I can sew, you can sew.”
These ads for Simplicity dress making patterns date from 1965-67 and featured actresses, models and singers of the day.

Sendra ~ Glove Adverts [1943-1945]

“The ultimate touch…”
These ads for Sendra gloves date from 1943-45.

Simplicity ~ Dress Making Adverts [1960-1964]

“The first totally new fashion magazine in a decade!”
These ads for Simplicity dress making patterns date from 1960-64 and feature the new Simplicity Magazine.

British Bulldog ~ Underwear Adverts [1979]

“Underwear that’s funtawear!”
These ads/leaflets for British Bulldog unisex novelty underwear date from c.1979.

Simplicity ~ Dress Making Adverts [1958-1959]

“How to dress as if money were no object.”
These ads for Simplicity dress making patterns date from 1959-59.

Kayser ~ Glove Adverts [1939-1943] Illustrated

“The natural line is the beauty line.”
These illustrated ads for Kayser gloves date from 1939-43. Kayser, similar to Van Raalte, produced gloves, stockings and lingerie.

Rogers ~ Lingerie Adverts [1960]

“Every man wants his woman on a pedestal.”
These Rogers lingerie adverts date from 1960.

Steven’s Fine Fabrics ~ Womenswear Adverts [1960]

“Your winter in amethyst.”
This eight-page advert for women’s fashions made from various Steven’s Fine Fabrics dates from 1960.

TruVal ~ Menswear Adverts [1947-1948] Illustrations

“Way up on top in everything but price!”
These illustrated ads for TruVal men’s shirts date from 1947-48. They all featured the bespectacled fox from the logo in various poses.

His Is Hers ~ Men’s Fashion Shoot [Ebony, 1971]

“Movin’ Together”
Ebony magazine’s April 1971 fashion shoot for men was based around a “what’s his and hers” theme, with the women wearing her man’s clothes.

TruVal “Twins” ~ Menswear Adverts [1947]

“The girls who married twin brothers.”
These ads for TruVal men’s shirts are all from 1947. They featured three different sets of twins.

American Optical ~ Sunglasses Adverts [1946-1948]

“Engineered for comfort! Designed for beauty!”
These ads for American Optical sunglasses date from 1946-48.

Stetson Hats ~ Hat Adverts [1945-1948] Illustrations by Phil Dormont

“How to look every inch the country gentleman.”
These ads for Stetson Hats date from 1945-48. They were mainly illustrated by Phil Dormont, but other artists were also used here and there, including Slayton Underhill, Scott Evans, Edwin Dahlberg and a couple whose signatures I can’t read.

Machine Knitting Chic ~ Craft Magazine [1990]

“Elegant. Sporty. Excellent.”
This edition of Machine Knitting Chic was published in 1990 (no.5, £1.75) and included 30 over-ornamented jumpers with such wide shoulder that getting though doors must have taken some consideration.

Good Knitting with P&B ~ Craft Magazine [1963]

“Handknits for all the family.”
This small, A6 magazine by Patons & Beehive was published in 1963. It included instructions for nine designs as well as images of a selection of their other patterns. There was also hints and tips on various aspects of handknitting.

Spring Shoes ~ Women’s Fashion [1939]

“Giddy colours, queer heels adorn the spring shoes!”
These women’s shoes are from Life magazine, April 1939. They were notable for “the queerest heels and brightest colours in years”.