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Men's Fashions

Like women, men loosened the constraints of previous decades and began to acquire a more relaxed, flashier wardrobe. The crease left the pant legs and the tie was abandoned. Colorful suits and patterned socks accented the wardrobe of the casually dressed.

The men in the images below sport the casual, laid back look that swept men's fashion during the 1920s.

1920s Casual

1920s Casual: Image courtesy of Valeria Mendes and Amy de la Haye, 20th Century Fashion, 1999

1920s Casual

1920s Casual: Image courtesy of Columbia Gallery

However, the casual look was not for everyone, and many men still donned more conservative attire for the office, such as creased, clean-cut suits, neatly trimmed hair, neckties, and long overcoats. Also note the hat styles in the images below.

1920s Conservative Attire

1920s Conservative Attire 1920s Conservative Attire

1920s Conservative Attire: Image courtesy of Jenna Weissman Joselit, A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America, 2001

At the end of the 1920s, the leather jacket and cap was a popular style

1920s Leather Jackets

1920s Leather Jackets: Columbia Gallery

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