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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Men's clothes reached a new elegance in the 1930s. Clark Gable, whose career as a movie star lent him unprecedented authority in the world of fashion, set new looks for men. His double-breasted suits became widely popularized. American men's fashions came not only from Hollywood but from England, specifically from the Prince of Wales. The prince was innovative, and trendsetters followed his every fashion move. Among his novelties were double-breasted dinner jackets, midnight blue for evening, the larger Windsor knot in a necktie, and the wider-set flat collar to accommodate it. The backless waistcoat that joined at the back of the collar and at waist level with a strap and button became popular in 1934. These were worn with dinner jackets, starched white shirts, and black ties. Other popular looks were "teddy bear" coats, oversized and unstructured fleece jackets with wide shoulders...

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