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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Men's suits continued to emphasize the chest. Jackets were high-waisted and had higher pockets and buttons and short, wide lapels. The doublebreasted reefer jacket, with its two rows of buttons, wide front, and trim flanks, was enormously popular. Trousers were of medium width, cut long in the leg with turned-up hems. Pleats and a top waistband continued from the 1920s. For business and formal wear, a black jacket with striped trousers and a dark, long suit remained popular. The modern two-piece suit was introduced in the 1930s, with the traditional vest replaced by a V-necked sweater or sweater vest. Men's shoes had low heels and remained heavy as a balance to the wide pants. Many men also donned finger waves in their hair, which they wore shorter than in previous decades. As with women's fashions, menswear was increasingly stylized by the end...

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