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.

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Arrow Shirts ~ Menswear Adverts [1939-1940]

“Don’t blame your laundry for your shirts’ iniquities.”
These fun and slightly bizarre ads for Arrow Shirts are from 1939-40.

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Arrow Shirts ~ Menswear Adverts [1956-1957]

“Fashion…a man’s world too.”
These ads for Arrow Shirts date from 1956-57.

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Avondale ~ Fashion Fabric Adverts [1958-1959]

“The liveliest colours in cotton.”
These fashion fabric ads for Avondale perma-pressed cottons date from 1958-59.

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Blye International ~ Menswear Adverts [1968-1973]

“Bold new imported fashions for innovators only.”
These ads for Blye International menswear date from 1968-73.

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Botany ~ Menswear Adverts [1955] “Camera”

“Brings better fashion into focus.”
These ads for Botany “Camera” men’s fashions date from 1955. They were thin, full height third-page ads featuring disembodied clothing, cameras for heads, and bright coloured backgrounds.

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C&A ~ Childrenswear Adverts [1984-1986] “Young C&A”

“Great fashion just for you at Young C&A.”
These C&A ads for “10 To Teens” and “Girls In Style” childrenswear are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1984-86.

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C&A ~ Menswear Adverts [1983-1986] “Men At C&A”

“Where value is always in fashion.”
These C&A menswear ads are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1983-86.

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Co-ordinated Casuals For The Young Pacesetters ~ Catalogues [1970’s]

“Instant outfits for today’s pant people!”
For girls who want today’s favoured Folk-Art Look, boys who want to be done up sailor-style, and crushed velvet for holiday happenings for the grown-ups.

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Du Pont ~ Menswear Adverts [1956-1959] Dacron/Orlon/Nylon

“Comfort in action!”
These ads for men’s fashions made from Du Pont “Dacron” polyester, “Orlon” acrylic fibre, and “Nylon” date from 1956-59. The ads feature men in various sporting and leisure scenarios.

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Du Pont ~ Menswear Adverts [1960] Dacron/Orlon

“The fun is in the wearing.”
These ads for men’s fashions made from Du Pont “Dacron” polyester and “Orlon” acrylic fibre date from from 1960. The ads feature men in various sporting and leisure scenarios.

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Du Pont ~ Menswear Adverts [1961] Antron

“New life, new lustre, new luxury.”
These ads for men’s fashions made from Du Pont “Antron” nylon date from 1961. The ads were all shades of blue with a slightly misty focus.

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Flagg Bros ~ Menswear Adverts [1972-1979]

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

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Hollywood Boulevard ~ Menswear Adverts [1975]

“Clothing to the Stars.”
These two black and white illustrated ads for Hollywood Boulevard mens shirts are from 1975.

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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.

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Kmart Kids Clothing ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Kmart. Yes. Kmart.”
These ads for Kmart kids clothing are all from 1987.

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Leonardo Strassi ~ Menswear Adverts [1964-1969]

“Peppier than pepperoni and getting hotter every season!”
These ads for men’s Italian clothing line Leonardo Strassi date from 1964-69.

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Marlboro Shirt Co. ~ Menswear Adverts [1955-1956] Illustratrated

“Caresses like cashmere… washes like magic!”
These illustrated ads for men’s sportswear by Marboro Shirt Co. date from 1955-56.

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Marlboro Shirt Co. ~ Menswear Adverts [1955] Illustratrated

“Sports shirts with a flair for style!”
These illustrated ads for men’s sportswear by Marboro Shirt Co. date from 1955. The ads were a mixture of chalk figures and painted shirts.

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Men’s Fashion Shoot [1970] “Machismo”

“Body-clinging knits stress masculinity with lean, sexy look.”
Ebony magazine’s September 1970 fashion shoot for men, taken in New York Central Park, was based around “machismo”. And striped trousers.

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Men’s Fashion Shoot [1971] “His Is Hers”

“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.

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Men’s Fashion Shoot [1972] “Putting It Together”

“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.

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Men’s Fashion Shoot [1973] “The Good Life”

“If you’ve got it, flaunt it – elegantly!”
Ebony magazine’s April 1973 fashion shoot for men was all about colourful leisure looks with comfort, class, plaid and pinstripes. The photoshoot took the “tremendous trio” to the Caribbean island of Curacao where they lounged about on bridges, rock pools and against craggy walls.

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Menswear ~ Christmas Fashion Adverts [1951-1959]

“Every man’s idea of Christmas!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed menswear adverts dating from 1951-59.

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Michelangelo Knitwear ~ Menswear Adverts [1969-1970]

The Fine Art of Italian Knits
These three ads for Michelangelo knitwear date from 1969 to 1970 and feature America Baseball player Walt Frazier.

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Sears ~ Menswear Adverts [1970-1971] “Comfort Shirt” & “Give n’ Take Slacks”

“They’ve got all the moves.”
These adverts for Sears Give-n’-Slacks and The-Comfort-Shirt date from 1970-71.

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Sears ~ Menswear Adverts [1976] “The Men’s Store” Menswear Report

“Fresh, fashionable, very wearable.”
These ads for Sears “The Men’s Store” were part of their Menswear Report campaign. They all date from 1976.

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Sedbury ~ Menswear Adverts [1970-1973]

“Fashions For Men”
These adverts for US mail order company Sedbury date from 1970-73. Bell bottom pants, open-front vests, wide lapels, cape shoulders, and all in a choice of scene stealing colours! Order mine in avocado.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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TruVal ~ Menswear Adverts [1947] “Twins”

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

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Twigs ~ Childrenswear Adverts [1947-1950]

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

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