An enterprising AskAndy member (Doctor Damage) recently posted a photo series of 1950s London city gents. This should provide a nice visual bookend to my two recent posts on brollies and English icons (including the bowler hat).
It is remarkable to note the drastic change in dress in less than 50 years. Even more generally, why did men's dress loosen up so significantly in the 20th century? That denouement will be a side discussion in what will hopefully be a planned book project on men's clothing and style.