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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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”.

Ship ‘N Shore ~ Womenswear Adverts [1949-1950]

“Beauty on a budget…”
These ads for Ship ‘N Shore women’s fashions date from 1949-50.

Cole ~ Swimwear Adverts [1948-1949] Illustrations by Ron Wicks

“Makes the most of your best.”
These ads for Cole swimsuits date from 1948-49, with illustrations by Ron Wicks.

Catalina ~ Swimwear Adverts [1948-1950]

“Styled in California for the stars of Hollywood …and you!”
These ads for Catalina “sweetheart” swim suits date from 1948-50.

Cannon ~ Stockings Adverts [1947-1948]

“Cobwebby charmers!”
This ad campaign for Cannon nylon stockings ran from 1947-48.

Real Silk ~ Stockings Adverts [1939-1940]

“Gossamer glamour for the transcendent occasion.”
These ads for Real Silk hosiery date from 1939-40.

Berkshire ~ Stockings Adverts [1947-1949]

“For the loveliest legs in the world!”
These ads for Berkshire stocking date from 1947-49.

Beach & Resort Wear [Ebony, 1980]

“Designer resort wear so new and snazzy they’ll make all heads turn.”
This fashion shoot for Ebony magazine from Feb 1980 starts of fairly average then takes a swift turn into the bizarre and grotesque with monkey fur, the “gay ’90’s”, leopard print and chamois leather.

JC Penney Menswear ~ Catalogues [1966]

“Young gentry sport shirts.”
These spiffy menswear catalogue images are from a 1966 JC Penneys catalogue and feature an array of mildly amused men sporting knitted cardigans, pullovers and shirts.

Diplomat Shops ~ Menswear Adverts [1973]

“You’ll stand out on any cool scene.”
These ads for Diplomat Shops menswear are from 1973. You simply can’t go wrong with plaid elephant bell pants.

Fancy Feathered Hats ~ Women’s Fashion [1944]

“Birds make them huge and elegant.”
These wonderful hats are from Life magazine, October 1944.

Big Fall Hats ~ Women’s Fashion [1945]

“New York milliners show balloon silhouettes, curlicue crowns and jelly rolls gone glamorous.”
These wonderfully extravagant hats are from Life magazine, August 1945.

Fancy Crochets ~ Women’s Fashion [1945]

“An old and genteel art is used to make jaunty, stylish cloths.”
These lovely crocheted garments are from Life magazine, January 1945.

Milliken ~ Womenswear Adverts [1947-1949]

“And best of all… it’s Milliken!”
These ads for Milliken women’s fashions date from 1947-49.

Valentine Heart Adverts [1950’s]

“A Valentine should be so tender.”
Here’s a selection of valentine heart themed adverts from the 1950’s featuring a selection of goods, from shirts to peas!

Flagg Bros ~ Menswear Adverts [1972-1979]

“Rise On!”
These ads for Flagg Bros menswear, shoes and accessories date from 1972-79.

Flagg Bros ~ Men’s Shoe Adverts [1966-1972]

“Flagg shoes, for the outspoken few.”
These ads for Flagg Bros men’s shoes date from 1966-72.

I. Magnin ~ Womenswear Adverts [1947-1948]

These ads for I. Magnin women’s fashions date from 1947-48.

After Six ~ Menswear Adverts [1956-1979]

“What this generation needs is a formal education.”
These ads for After Six formal menswear date from 1956 to 1979.

Fashions In Orbit [Ebony, 1965]

“Italian designers capture tone of ‘way out’ world.”
Space-age fashions from Ebony magazine, October 1965.

Aralac ~ Womenswear Adverts [1945-1946]

“It’s Aralac!”
These black and white ads are for a fabric called Aralac and featured womenswear by a variety of designers. They date from 1945-46.

Selby “Styl-EEZ” ~ Shoe Adverts [1938-1940]

“The worlds greatest name in women’s shoes.”
These ads for Style-EEZ by Selby Shoes date between 1938-40.