I have a modest collection of men's patterns from that era. I wish I had more. Im still on the look out for slacks from the 40s, so if any of you know of any, let me know!
Even in reading the language of these pattern illustrations, I can see these garments are very involved. Its seems to be an unwritten rule that men's clothing be finished with flat felled seams! Oy!
I have a repro of this pattern in my etsy store!!
I think this pattern is amazing. Simply described at a 'professional Jacket'. That could range anywhere from lab technician to pharmacist to barber. It goes all the way up to a 48 chest!
Yes, father and son matching shirts. Women were not the only ones to do it!
I love the guy with the pipe in the above pattern. Its like he's saying, "Hi. I'm a man and I'm in a smoking jacket."