What makes a man? Is it the color of his tie? The shine on his shoes? The break in his trousers?  Of course appearances are only a glimpse into the character of any person, but clothing and style does express a lot about who someone is and who they'd like to be. 

Today short, high-wasted pants are stereotypical geek-wear, Steven Urkel's iconic nerd costume.  But in the 1920s how would this cut have been understood? In the case of menswear distinctions like these can be particularly expressive and elusive.
 
Over the the next few months I will be researching the last century of menswear.... coming this week, the 1910s!
 


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