5 Fashion Must-Haves For Men Wanting To Relive The 1940's

When watching motion pictures from the 1930s and 1940s, it always appeared that everyone, whether it was the starring cast or extras, were always well-dressed. The women were regularly wearing dresses or skirts, while the men were usually sporting suits. All of this at home, too!

James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant and Edward G. Robinson weresome of the actors that defined this generation. In nearly every film, they were always dressed very well. However, for the fashion of this forgotten time, it was the little things that contributed to the wardrobe. These nuances accentuated the style of these men’s wardrobes.​

Since the fashion of the 1930s, 1940s and even 1950s are trying to be replicated on the modelling runways and magazines today, men may want to add a few tidbits to fully complement their vintage clothing. 

Click here to learn the five fashion must-have for men wanting to relive the 1940's style of clothing. 

Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion in the style of the early 1940's.

In the early 1940’s, women's fashions were deeply impacted by World War II. Women’s dresses were simple and tailored. Because supplies needed to be conserved for the war efforts, excessive materials and embellishments were typically omitted. However, accessories such as hats and gloves remained important. Many of the materials hats that went into the making of hats were not rationed for the war, so even in the early 1940’s, women could express themselves with a fanciful stylish hat.

Despite the hardships of WWII, fashion in the 1940s still reigned as women everywhere embraced a more utilitarian (yet chic) look, and Hollywood's Golden Age stars - from Rita Hayworth to Katharine Hepburn - dazzled in gorgeous gowns.

Click here for a peek into the history of 1940's fashion.