The 1930s were marked by The Great Depression. This was one of the worst recorded economic meltdowns. The stock market crashed and a lot of people lost their jobs and means of income.
This meltdown came after the prosperities of the 20s, and lead to a drastic change in the lifestyles of many homes. Many extravagant events had to be reduced or stopped completely. Clothing attires in 1930s fashion were produced in some of the cheapest available fabrics and in most cases, they were homemade.
Sewing, knitting, and crocheting had to be learned. Although a lot of fashionable patterns were made available, those skills came as necessities and not exactly fashion essentials.
Knitting was a common fashion in the decades before the 30s. It was commercialized widely and was mostly handmade. The knitting machine did not receive much commercial use until the 1930s when knitted wears were in greater demand and for a cheaper price. The knitting machine was cost and time effective, it produced more wears in a shorter period of time.
With the increase in demand, came the increase in creativity. Beautiful knitted clothing designs emerged in the 1930s that had not been observed prior. Styles like; Jumper cardigans (cardigans that button up to the neck), occasional coats, there were patterns for traveling set with cape, pixie hood, and motor rug.
1930s Style Knitted Winter Scarves for Women
Knitted scarves were essential with the growth of knitted clothing in the 1930s. It gave all the needed warmth and coziness during the winter and came in different styles and patterns.
Although the knitting method of the 30s was quite crude compared to what it is today, the fashion of knitted scarves has not had much change. Fashion enthusiasts have been known to look back on the trends of this decade for inspiration and improvement in their craft.
Infinity scarves were knitted round with no obvious line of division to identify the ends, feathered scarves had loose feathery ends and blanket scarves were big and wide like blankets.
Silk Scarves for 1930s Men’s Suits
Scarves have been observed in men’s fashion to give men a sense of confidence and swag. Silk scarves were initially used by flight pilots for protection against irritations while flying and later evolved to be an added dose of sexiness to the male attire.
Silk scarves are finishing touches to a man’s clothing and are worn loosely, unlike the cravat that’s knotted tightly to the neck and the tie that’s worn as the centerpiece of the entire outfit.
Silk scarf selection should take into consideration the color of the shirt and the type of event. The shirt and scarf patterns have to be in contrast, as a plain shirt on a patterned scarf or vice versa.
Depending on their length and the desired look, scarves are worn in different ways;
The loop knot style makes the scarf the main attraction, by making a loop and placing the end though, it’s worn over the jacket, making it very visible.
The wrap around and the formal style are the oldest styles. They are a lot easier to pull off than the loop knot.