These are pretty marvelous...my favorite is the two dapper young men with the bathing beauty between them. The more things change the more they stay the same. ;-)
Short pants, tight pants look odd to me. Very interesting.
To my eye those men look so incredibly stylish. I think this silhouette is coming back (if it's not here already). Great post!
The silhouettes on some of those pants! I'm looking at the second one down in particular. Very "dude" ly in the 1880's, city-folk sense of the word. I love the color in these illustrations!
very stylish - love the pictures.
Lovely illustrations. My husband just aquired a 30's Hart Schaffner & Marx jacket, so he'll get a kick out of seeing this. :)
I wouldn't use he word stunning very much, but I would on these illustrations. Not just the style, which is very JC Leyendecker, but also the silhouette of the men, especially in the second pic. There is almost an asexual style to it. Not too masculine, yet somewhat feminine at the same time. I could see either a man or a woman wearing it. I guess thats them matching up to the very square shape of much of the women's clothing of that time.I find that fascinating.
Wow, those are all kinds of fabulous! Worth framing if you could bear to remove them from the catalog (which I wouldn't advocate!).
Wow! These are gorgeous! I must get my hands on one of these catalogs!I quite love the two men in the top picture - so handsome :)
I wish I owned this catalog. I pulled these from the internets a few years ago. Mens clothing catalogs (Apparel Arts etc) are incredibly rare and obscenely expensive. I do hope to own one some day.