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Have You Seen The Photography of John Jacobsen?

 




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The attached CLICK MAGAZINE article is illustrated with pictures of Winston Churchill's weird zipper suit and Joseph Stalin's "all purpose costume", and was penned by 1940s fashion critic Elizabeth Hawes (1903 - 1971) who taunted the Great-American-Male and challenged him to respond in kind by wearing copies of these comfortable threads:

"Today's business clothes were worked out by the winners of the Industrial Revolution, whose descendants are the big tycoons of our day...Aspirants to leadership and success normally copy the clothes of existent leaders. Isn't it about time the most of you changed your suits?"

Elizabeth Hawes wrote more on the topic of W.W. II fashions...

     


Were Churchill and Stalin Hipsters? (Click Magazine, 1942)

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