Vintage Norman Hilton Advertisements

The subject of a recent post noted the excellent taste of natural shoulder clothier Norman Hilton. Here are some samples of how that taste was marketed. — CC

14 Comments on "Vintage Norman Hilton Advertisements"

  1. Filiopietist | February 6, 2012 at 8:32 am |

    Civilization is a matter of details.

  2. Beautiful images. I enjoyed seeing these adverts as I slowly get going here at work. Thank you Christian.

  3. Fantastic!

    I recall Norman Hilton as a “class” brand. It was sold at Barneys. I bought a couple of suits at Burton’s, New York.

    I visited the Linden, New Jersey, factory numerous times its semi-annual sale.

    It is a shame that the factory closed, and “old” Norman Hilton company went out of business.

  4. The fox lining in the first jacket is simply amazing…..

  5. Also note that many of the above images were taken by the great portrait photographer Yousef Karsh!!!

  6. Awesome tribute here to classic Ivy dress. It’s a total shame what the 1960’s did, that began the decline of proper dressing habits which continues on today!

  7. Chelsea Drug Store | February 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm |

    Wonderful stuff. First rate.

  8. Bill Stephenson | February 7, 2012 at 2:14 am |

    Outstanding! Thanks for the memories.

    In the history of Ivy, it is interesting to look at the subtle differences.

    Neither right nor wrong, but look at the difference in the way the gorge and button placement is with NH jackets, and original BB 3 roll to two.

  9. There are many more–framed–at Nick’s shop. Some are hanging; others stacked vertically, leaning against a wall. My favorites are the situational ads. Example: “For island hopping, we suggest…”. Fill in the blank with the cloth, almost always a Scottish tweed or two-ply worsted of some sort.

  10. The old model books are there too. One of them confirms that there were many models–not just the West End and the Hampton.

  11. Thanks for posting these Christian. Simply wonderful images!

  12. World's End | February 7, 2012 at 6:20 am |

    It’s quality offerings like this that make one appreciate this blog. Thank you, Christian. I think one of the advantages of your background in journalism is how you can come up with interesting stuff day after day after day.

  13. Indeed. I look forward to my daily dose of Ivy Style. Topics worthy of interest, and top drawer writing.

  14. Thanks for a stroll down Memory Lane. These images are priceless, well done my good chap!

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