Men's Fashion in the 1930s

By: Hailey Pendleton

History of Men's Fashion in the 30s

Inspiration for men's fashion in the 30s came from British Guard Officers overcoats. Men used shoulder pads to keep the angular shoulder shape. Their coat angled down to the waist creating a V shape from neck to their waist. Even more V shape appeared on the 1930s men's topcoats and suit coats.

The Ideal Man in the 30s

The ideal man in the 30s was the athletic body. Clothing was reflected with extra broad shoulders , thin wastes, and tampered legs. They normally wore fitted suits with ties, suspenders, hats (fedoras), and had short hair.

Types of Tops, Bottoms, Shoes, and Accessories

  • Tops - Dress shirts (button down), Polo shirt, Bush shirts, Short sleeves with 4 patch pockets, sweaters.
  • Pants - Trousers and Formal suit pants
  • Shoes - Classic toe cap oxford, Two toned oxfords, and Wingtips.
  • Accessories - Colored tie, Leather gloves, cane or umbrella, and of course hats such as, Flat hats or known as Ivy caps and straw hats.

Popular Hairstyles for Men

In the 1930s era, men had a short cut in the back, in the sides of the hair and longer on the top of the head. One of the most seen hairstyles back then are the Off- Center Part ( short cropped haircut, shaped into an off centered part), and Bob ( bangs, the tail and the sides had the same length and covered all the sides in equal length). The last hairstyle that you would see are the longer hairstyles.

Works Cited

Information:

"1930s Hairstyles for Men." Stylish Eve. N.p., 29 Dec. 2011. Web. 20 May 2016.

"The Complete 1930s Men Fashion Guide." VintageDancercom. N.p., 28 Nov. 2011. Web. 20 May 2016.

Images:

Christiansen, Katie. "1930s Hairstyles for Men." EHow. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 20 May 2016.

"The Complete 1930s Men Fashion Guide." VintageDancercom. N.p., 28 Nov. 2011. Web. 20 May 2016.