The Passion of Former Days: Teenage Boys of the 1940s

wehadfacesthen: Photo by Nina Leen - The local movie theater, boys have a very difficult time finding a place to put their long legs. Des Moines, June 1945 via thereisnoforgetting

Dandy: a fashionable man who dressed well, circulated in the “best” society, and who was always ready with a witty comment. Chief preoccupation was fashion.

Unknown man in vintage photograph. This is probably Basil Gill, British film actor whose film career started with Henry VIII a short silent film.

Charm. Magazine 1959 - love everything! outfit is gorgeous and the shoes, hat and bag are just fabulous <3

Magazine 1959 - love everything! outfit is gorgeous and the shoes, hat and bag are just fabulous

English Teddy Boys, 1950s.

The Brits had the Teddy Boys - Edwardian drape coats, brothel creepers, razors blades, and quiffs.

Rebels.

If you think flappers were just girls who wore feathered headbands, long necklaces and sparkly clothes then you are wrong! They were actually feminists who rebelled against womans fashion and behavioral standards of the time

50's Anos Dourados

The definition of "zeitgeist" is "the spirit of our times." Therefore, this dress would not appeal to today's zeitgeist because it is a conservative style compared to today's more "risque" designs.

May 1954 Jean Patchett is wearing a white tucked crepe dress, of Dacron and rayon, tied with red and white stripes, by David Crystal; the hat, a wide circle of straw banded with white chiffon.

Model wearing white tucked crepe dress, of Dacron and rayon, tied with red and white stripes, by David Crystal; the hat, a wide circle of straw banded with white chiffon Photo Erwin Blumenfeld 1954 Condè Nast

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