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Attached are a few short paragraphs from a late-Twenties issue of Literary Digest recalling the highly unproductive dress-reform movement and the frustrating nature of the human male in most matters sartorial:

"The male is a shy creature, and has always been particularly fearful of appearing conspicuous" and yet "it seems to be universally agreed upon that male dress at the present time is the most unhygienic, inartistic, somber, and depressing form of costume that the mind could well imagine. But the difficulty is to get the idea of a brighter, more hygienic, and picturesque attire into the mind of the mere male."

Click here to get a sense of men's slow and subtle slide from appropriate business attire in the office to slovenly sportswear.

Click here to read an editorial about the need for reform in men's attire.

Click here to read about the fashion legacy of W.W. I...

To read about one of the fashion legacies of W.W. II, click here...

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The Dress-Reform Movement and Male Attire (Literary Digest, 1929)

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