Sunday, December 12, 2010

Extreme styles#2 Drape

These designs, available from Chicago Woolen Mills in their 1943 booklet should make you give your head a shake! There's a lot of online discussion about drape so this should add fuel to the fire.

Above you can see the basic drape model in full colour along with the description
NOTE: when ordering, observe that these DRAPE MODELS have extra wide shoulders, fullness across chests and in sleeve heads. They tailor best in the softer fabrics.
Not too extreme a look- broad shoulders, nipped in waist, strong and ready to take on the world kind of look.
Then we have these two pages of Extreme Drape Models for Young Men. Interestingly, they come with warnings that you may not order trousers wider than specified in the chart because of the War measures in effect, but wow, I guess the jackets were exempt- maybe they could lay them out with a narrower trouser and use the same amount of fabric as in a regular suit- I don't know.
Quite the silhouette though, don't you think?

I'm out of town for a week so I'll catch up with you later.


  1. I just saw the A/W 2011 runway looks for Z Zegna and thought of this post. The collection has some interesting silhouettes.