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The post “The Rise and Fall of American Men’s Fashion in the 40s” describes the development of American men’s fashion from 1940s to 1960s.

It was written by Theodor Geisel and illustrated by James R. Cappella.

The post describes the rise of men’s clothing in the US as being influenced by the rise in popularity of “bustles” such as the American Football jersey.

The post describes an era in which the American style of dress was largely a continuation of the Victorian era, as well as a continuation in terms of fashion trends.

In addition, the post discusses the influence of clothing styles from overseas, including British and Italian.

“It was very much the era of the bib, the button-down, and the suit jacket, but the suit, in particular, was a fashion phenomenon in America that began to take off in the late 1930s and early 1940s,” said Professor Geisel.

Dr Ritchie said the American fashion in particular had a strong influence on the way men dressed in the world.

“[This] period of time was a period of great cultural change and the men’s dress in the United States was in particular influenced by what had been going on in Europe at the time,” he said.

However, Dr Ritchie added the era did not necessarily mean all men were dressing in the same way.

It was not until the late 1940s, for example, that many men started to wear their own trousers.

What was the ‘Bustle’?

The phrase ‘BUSTLE’ was coined by The Economist magazine in 1941 to describe a suit jacket.

During the early 1940’s, the word was also used to describe men’s clothes.

A pair of trousers, one for men and one for women.

Formal wear at the height of the Depression.

Men with their trousers around the ankles.

Bustles are the most popular dress for American men.

Cufflinks are used to cover the lower part of the trousers.

The cuffs are worn up the front of the legs and have a short slit at the bottom.

Underpants are worn by American men to the waistline.

Ridiculously cheap trousers for men.

Source FourFourThe term ‘Buster Busters’ were shirts made of cotton fabric with a buckle and a collar.

These shirts were usually made from soft cotton fabric that could be folded up to cover an area of the body.

This style of shirt was very popular during the 1940’s and early 1950’s.

For many years, the phrase “Buster buster” was used as a joke to refer to men dressed as men, a phrase that was popularised by the 1950’s movie, Buster Keaton’s “Burt Lancaster”.

Dr John Ritchie from The University of Queensland said it was a bit ironic that “Bustlers” became associated with a specific period in American history when the word “Boomerang” was popular.

Professor Geisel said he believed the term “BUSTLER” was originally used by the military and the “B” stood for “bump”.

“So ‘Busting’ actually means to bump or bump into something,” he explained.

He said it had also been used as an alternative to “BEST” or “BOW” when referring to the name of a specific fashion.

But “Busting” was not a word that was used in the early 20th century in the USA, he said, and so “Busters” had not been used until the mid-1930s.

Women’s style in the 1950s was influenced by fashion trends from the 1940 to 1960.

As women began to dress more casually in the 1930s, it was seen as an opportunity for American women to wear more formal clothes. 

“It became more about what women were wearing at the moment and the style that was being produced, which was becoming more and more the style of the day,” he added.

Some of the early trends for women’s clothing included: button-downs, trousers and button-front shirts, short trousers, blouses, blouse styles and blouse tops.

There were also a number of women’s hats and headbands.

Dresses that were more casual and feminine were often called “dressy dresses”.

Butterfly dresses were often popular in the 1920s and 1930s. 

The term “Dressy Dresses” was coined in the 1960s by British fashion designer Louise May to describe the trend for women to dress in their own way