Here is the summer fashion forecast from COLLIER'S MAGAZINE of May 24, 1941 - illustrated with no fewer than three color images:
"You can get through the dog days of summer in comfort with ankle-length cotton-mesh socks, mesh suspenders, open-weave silk or cotton belts, lightweight suspenders... For week-end and vacation wear you can choose from tropical worsteds, Palm Beach cloth, tropical weight flannels, linen, seersucker and tropical weight tweeds."
"The newest color for vacation clothes is parchment, one of the natural tan shades. Don't be afraid that you'll look like a member of the street-cleaning department in a white linen suit. Even the Duke of Windsor wears one. It is ideal for vacation wear, as the jacket may be worn with colored slacks, the trousers with other light weight jackets."
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