The final chapter of our journey through The History of Men’s Raiment is Spring & Summer, 1912. It was the current collection when the chapbook was published, and it’s not far from looking like a current collection for a designer today.
From the pamphlet:
The whole theory of dressing to-day has been reorganized and is accomplished upon a far less involved basis. Dress has almost become a uniform but we gauge excellence of clothes, or beauty of clothes, or appearance of clothes, by a different scale: They must keep their shape and cut and wear well – stand the brunt of Twentieth Century service.
What a wonderful collection of stuff.