Browsing All posts tagged under »international formal wear«

A New Morning Dress Primer

August 16, 2012


Dressing improperly for formal daytime affairs is now twice as inexcusable thanks to this week’s launch of The Morning Dress Guide by the editor of The Gentleman’s Gazette. Like the Andrews and Pygott: The Morning Dress Guide that premiered last year, the new generously illustrated blog delves into the finer points of morning dress but […]

Mad Men Formal, German Style (Part III)

June 10, 2012


In the third of three posts on Jet Age German formal styling, we look at an example of formal day wear. PLENARY SESSION The morning suit (also called a “Stresemann”) is executed in different variations: double-breasted or single-breasted, closing with two or three buttons. Its characteristic feature is the combination with striped trousers of dark […]

Mad Men Formal, German Style (Part II)

June 9, 2012


In the second of three posts on Jet Age German formal styling, we look at some supersonic takes on warm-weather black tie. SUMMER DINNER JACKET VARIATIONS The elegant appearance of this summery evening dress gives this formal attire many fans, especially since its details are not as demanding and uncomfortable as they once used to […]

Mad Men Formal, German Style (Part I)

June 8, 2012


It’s rare to find illustrations of vintage  international formal wear in English-language libraries or web sites.  Consequently, I was very excited to come across some fantastic pictures of German menswear from the jet age of the late 1950s / early ’60s, better known today as the Mad Men era.  It’s interesting to see that Germany shared […]