Friday, April 15, 2016

Dressing Up in the '50s

As we continue riffling through the old newspaper we find some clues regarding the costs of proper attire for the lady and her gentleman.




Dad always wore a fedora.  Sometime in the nineties, I think, he was shopping for a new hat.  He was appalled at the notion of paying eighty dollars for a new Dobbs hat.  This may help us understand why he felt as he did.

7 comments:

Grace said...

The prices might have changed but the styles are still the same. Those ladies shoes are way stylin' - I wouldn't mind having a pair and fedoras are a staple of my hat wardrobe.

vanilla said...

Grace, "what goes around comes around," or "There is no new thing under the sun."

Secondary Roads said...

I'd like to see fedoras make a strong come back.

Vee said...

"The Playboy" is much like the hat my hubby wears. Maybe I need to check into this!

vanilla said...

Chuck, I still wear mine.

Vee, no worries; they had to call it something.

KC Bob said...

Hats do seem to be coming back into style. Especially with those who are folically challenged. ツ

vanilla said...

KC Bob, I never wore a hat in my younger day which annoyed my father enough that he would chide me about it. My response? "Look at what your hat has done to your hairline."