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Styling from the first half of the 20th century is perfect for men’s tailoring, whether you are a vintage chap or someone wanting to get the look for a vintage festival or party. Here are some key features to look out for from the brother of The House of Foxy: 20th Century Chap. (20thcenturychap.com)
The fish tail style of trouser was worn by men of all ages throughout the 1930s and through to the early 1950s.
These are based on an original CC41 utility style which sits high on the waist (compared to modern pants) and are commonly worn with button braces. There are pleats into the waist but due to cost and fabric restrictions during this era, these trousers are fairly lean on fabric compared to our upcoming peg trousers..
Choose a coloured shirt such as this spear point collar style in cinnabar with double cuffs – so you can show off your favourite vintage cuff links.
Team up with a vintage trilby to finish the look.
The Oxford Bags trousers were a loose fitting style favoured by Oxford graduates from the 1920s to the 1950s.
These Ritz Oxford Bags are based on the American version with an extra wide leg and deep waistband that extends above the natural waistline Team up with a fitted waistcoat with a Savoy shawl collar, popular since the Victorian era which will give an extra swagger to your American 1930s collegiate style.
Choose a wide tie to finish the look.
Choose a spear point collar shirt, inspired by those worn in the 1930s through to the 1940s and based on the fashionable collar styles and production features of the time so perfect for a wartime look.
The arms were longer than modern styles, as was also the requirement of the time due to shirt sleeves all being one size, hence why sleeve garters were often used to keep sleeves up.The “Peaky Blinders” 8 piece newsboy cap is an iconic look from the 1920s onwards and perfect to finish the look.
Choose a tweed like, heavy cloth such as this green cheviot herringbone wool, made in the UK.
Choose a trouser with a natural high waist with buttons for your braces and without a lining so you can easily dance without getting too hot.
Team up with a matching classic waistcoat based on an original design from the late 1930s to early 1940s. The rever collar and 6 buttons down the front gives it that extra detail so classic of this period.
Wear with classic brogues comfortable enough to dance the night (or day) away in.