1930s Men’s Fashion
The 1930s saw financial difficulties for many people in Europe and America. There were drastic cuts in spending in many homes, which included spending on clothes. People wore fewer and cheaper outfits. As heads of families, men were hard hit and it showed in the slow change in men's fashion in this period as compared to women's fashion. It was also the decade when Hollywood made its mark on fashion. People everywhere looked to their favorite movie stars for fashion inspiration. The silver screen showed men in tuxedos, double-breasted suits, and loose-fitting trousers which largely set the trend for the common folk. Men largely dressed conservatively mostly in suits, but more men adopted work clothes because of getting into wage labor. How did the 1930s gentleman dress?