Behind the Trend… The sailor Collar

The sailor collar is made of two thicknesses of a heavy fabric. This fabric would be sewn together and then cut into a square which falls down the back and narrows to a point in the front, where a bow is tied. It was a popular style for women in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Often referred to as a sailor suit.

Source: The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers

 

Behind the trend…Co-respondent shoe

The co-respondent shoe (US: Spectator shoe) Specifically for men is a two-tone shoe (usually black and white or brown and white) worn intially for casual attire. This shoe was particularly popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s and again in the 1960’s. Currently the shoe has been adapted as a womens shoe as well.