Source Business Insider title Men’s fashion looks, the year 1918 article The 1917 collection of men’s style looked like a collection of modern-day men’s magazines.
It featured everything from the original “Bare Necessities” for boys to the “Dictionary of Modern American Style” and the first “Men’s Weekly.”
Men’s Weekly ran from May 1918 to November 1918, when it stopped publishing.
The “Diary of a Young Boy” by Dandy Miller is one of the earliest examples of a men’s magazine, dating back to 1888.
Men’s fashion looked different in 1917.
A look back at the 1917 men’s design collection, by photographer John Harkins.
Source Business International (UK)/Associated Press source Business International source Business Independent source Business Daily article A look through the men.
The men’s designs were more utilitarian and functional than the fashionable men’s collections of the early twentieth century.
There was a general trend of utilitarian design, which was used to differentiate a man’s clothes from his clothes of his time, like the men in the 1918 collection.
The “Lion’s Tail” by Jack London is a classic example of utilitarian style.
Men and women wore trousers in a utilitarian way.
Many of the men, however, continued to wear trousers in the 1920s, as the 1920 census showed that the overall share of the population who wore trousers dropped from 65% in 1920 to 37% in 1930.
The women’s style was also more utilitarian, with the typical women wearing trousers.
Some of the most popular styles were the “Babysitter’s Rag” by the American designer Harry Frazee, the “Lady with the Lid” by designer Helen Dickson, the silk jacket by the French designer Pierre Brissot, and the “Jug of Life” by Charles J. Ward.
Here’s a look at some of the fashion styles of the 1920’s.
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