|1959 College Style|
From Esquire Magazine
The Stylish College Man, Circa 1959
Check out this checklist. Are you heading for College? Did you think that you might need 10 dress shirts and a box full of ties? In 1959, you would even go to class in a tie --- and use that Tuxedo at least once a week.
The Cover of the Style Manual
Don't forget the Steamer Trunk and your Pipe Rack!
Some of the guys in the "Joe College" fraternity next to mine actually did wear plaid pants!!!
When I was a Freshman, I actually went to a football gameand carried a pennant
I bought my date a Chrysanthemum
What a dork!
(below) Here is a group of all-white, non-ethnic College Men displaying their sweaters. From a historical perspective, I'm amazed that only one of them is smoking!
(below) People actually DID wear silly shirts with patches on the sleeves
very few played chess
(below) Here's that Tuxedo again
note that the dude is carrying a corsage for his date
Have your "Process Fabric" raincoat ready in case the weather turns bad
yes, men wore Hats.
The cartoon says as much as the whole "Dress for Success" book
Here's your guide to color coordination.
I never owned anything in "Melon" nor did anyone else I knew
I learned how to pack a suit from this and it works...
If you were an African-American heading to College in 1959..
maybe there was a guide in EBONY for you...
Here is how to tie a tie - it really works!
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Here is a discussion of "Ivy League Style" featuring comments by Raymond Loewy, Charles Addams, Talullah Bankhead, and others
With final rebuttal by the President of Brooks Brothers
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