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Question ID# - 42

 Bina

 Dear Janet, can you please tell me what men wore in the 1950s as my husband and I have to attend a 1950s party. The dresscode is smart and elegant.

 Janet:

  I consulted with Lloyd Boston, Style Expert/Author of Men Of Color, on the following men's wear fashion dilemma...

The classic Americana 50s man wore a Continental style suit...slim cut and streamlined with narrow lapels. The pants were slim cut with sharp creases. For an elegant look, wear a black or dark gray suit with a crisp white shirt and slim tie with a touch of shimmer. Add a white pocket square (folded in a perfect square with 1/4" showing), high shine shoes and top off with a Fedora hat!


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Answered On:
12/28/2002 10:50:19 PM

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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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