Working Men – 1940’s

Mahwah Experimental Foundry 1944

The two working men in Mahwah’s experimental foundry show how drastically men’s fashion changed in the 1940’s. Up until the 40’s suits and formal looking wear were worn almost at all times. Here, two gentlemen are seen wearing much more relaxed attire. Flannels and shirts of different colors and fabrics began to be worn during work or leisure time. Men’s fashion began to have very distinct styles that separated the blue collar working men from the white collar.

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