|Creation of the Manís Suit|
|The Suit in the 19th Century|
|Menís Dressing Gown and Waistcoat Fabrics|
|Menís Accessories in the 19th Century|
|Neckties and Cravats|
|Menís Accessories in the 20th Century|
|Tailoring for Women|
|Appropriating the Dandy|
|Contrast Between the Modern Suit and Feminine Fashion|
|Mid-Century America: Conformity in Suburbia|
|Mid-Century Humor: Conversational Textiles|
|Contemporary Tailoring for Men|
|Menswear Fabrics - A Glossary|
MID-CENTURY HUMOR: CONVERSATIONAL TEXTILES
Leisure activities took on new social importance in the mid-20th century. With the growth of the suburbs, a new casual lifestyle encompassed family activities, such as the backyard barbeque. There was a clear distinction between business attire and casual clothing. Printed fabrics were popular for at-home attire, and new printing techniques, such as photographic transfers and screen printing, made these fabrics affordable.
All photographs by Irving Solero, courtesy of the Museum at FIT, unless otherwise noted.