Monday Grab Bag

Today we feature a random assortment of vintage images that have been lying around in an old shoe box, metaphorically speaking.

And yes that’s a pun on “shoe;” after all, some of these images are from Yale.

 

This one, however, is from an altogether different kind of campus shop:

 

College men were once the leaders of fashion and closely watched by the trades:

Then they went on to join the rat race/old boys network, and probably ended up looking something like this:

 

At least until the reunion.

 

9 Comments on "Monday Grab Bag"

  1. I don’t care to meet myself ten years from now because I most likely will have been canceled by then. I’m currently feeling as obsolete as the Bell Telephone System… fugit!

  2. The HIS Post-Grads, although described as slim and tapered, appear to fit nicely, depicted with a slight break without “cloth puddling”. I do prefer just a touch more width at the cuff, and if cut too slim at the hips, the front pockets flare. I wonder if the rear pocket flaps could be neatly tucked in.

  3. “College men.” Now, there is an oxymoron in the 21st century. Wonderful images though.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

  4. The chappie in the Yale Co-op sweater ad is holding up a copy of “Wife” magazine. I wonder if this was before Playboy came out.

  5. MacMcConnell | July 28, 2020 at 9:34 am | Reply

    Hardbopper
    I would advise always buying trousers to fit at the hips and have the waist altered.

  6. Old School Tie | July 28, 2020 at 12:49 pm | Reply

    Pleats. The solution to all of that…

  7. Charlottesville | July 28, 2020 at 1:42 pm | Reply

    Lots of pinned club collars, of which I to am fond. I particularly like the look of the chap in the POW suit and repp stripe, and the photo above it of a nice houndstooth tweed. My guess is that the former is from the 50s and, judging form the width of the hat brim, the latter is 1940s. The pipe-smoking lads campus illustrations above these also look great in a 1930s way. Am I close on the dates?

  8. Charlottesville | July 28, 2020 at 3:41 pm | Reply

    Sorry for the typos above. That’s what I get for multitasking.

  9. I can’t see why this comments section could have a bad rap. It’s a place where we politely point out the subtleties of punctuation and apologize for typos.

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