Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing

 

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing

From the Duke Yearbook

Looking for an easy 1920s mens fashion outfit? You can put together a casual 1920’s Men’s sporting outfit with items from your closet or local thrift store. Here is how:

 

What you need:

1. Plain, plaid, check, or tweed pants and suit jacket (optional)
2.Long Sleeve stripe shirt with white-collar
3. Knit vest or wool suit vest
4. Flat / Ivy cap or boater hat
5. Accessories-  Bow Tie, Hat, Shoes

The 1920’s Sportsman

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport ClothingIn the 1920’s men and women began to experience leisure time with the newly created work “weekends.” With the free time came a new enjoyment for outdoor sports such as tennis, golf, and sailing. Sport clothes had to be comfortable, easy to move in, and still stylish for the middle to upper class men that played them.

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport ClothingThe 1920s sportsmen’s clothes consisted of light colored baggy pants or even baggier plus fours. Plus fours also know as knickers caped off just below the knee with longer argyle socks covering the rest of the leg. Pants would be white or off white for tennis and sailing or bold patterns of checks and plaids for golf.

Tip: To quickly make plus fours take baggy pants and a piece of elastic. Tie the elastic around the pant cuffs just below the knee and fluff the pants over. Be sure you don’t tie it too tight and cut off your circulation. For ready made golf knickers shop at http://www.golfknickers.com/

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
Aris Allen Men’s Brown Wide Leg Pant
Long pants can be worn too. Light colors are best for summer with wide legs and cuffed hems. Thick and thin stripes, tweed, herringbone pattern pants were all the rage. 1920’s pants were held up very high on the waist with button on suspenders. Belts were just starting to come into fashion but not very common yet. To get pants to fit high up buy an extra size or two up. Modern golf pants are both baggy and usually higher waisted then other mens suit pants. Vintage pants from the 1970’s can also be quite nice just avoid any with bell bottom legs.

1920s Mens Sport Shirts

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing

1920s Striped Shirts

1920’s men especially liked striped shirts- white/blue, white/yellow, and white/pink were popular combinations. Shirts were always long sleeve (yes, even in summer) and usually had white cuffs and collars.
Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport ClothingPrior to the 1920s it was improper to be out in public without a jacket. Wearing only a shirt was unacceptable however knit sweaters became a new approved fashion trend. Long sleeve sweaters, short sleeves sweaters, and sweater vests were worn over dress shirts for a casual sporty look. Enjoy this new freedom by wearing a light colored suit vest or chunky knit sweater vest. For a collegiate look put a large letter on the front or lower right side of the sweater.

1920s Mens Fashion Accessories

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport ClothingNeckties and bow ties in bold colors of thick stripes and dots with matching pocket squares/handkerchiefs were the two accessories that allowed for a lot of color. Have fun with your selection and if possible buy a self tie bow tie and learn to tie it. It will look better then a pre-tied bow tie.
Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport ClothingThe best part of 1920s mens fashion were the hats. Summer hats could be straw boaters, panamas or flat caps. Flat caps, also called Ivy caps, Cab driver caps, Big apple caps, Newsboy caps and slew of other names were the choice hat worn in the 1920’s by all classes of men. Even the Great Gatsby wore a white cap to his summer parties. These hats should be easy to find locally or online. The baggier style “newsboy” caps are the most authentic to 1920’s caps.

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing

 

1920s shoes took a fun shift into two tones lace up oxfords. Brown and white for day wear and black and white for evening wear were popular for the wealthy. Golf shoes are still made in two tones otherwise you may have to special order them online. It’s the one fashion splurge that is worth it to make this outfit look VERY 1920s vintage.

More 1920s Outfits:

1920s Summer Suits- The Great Gatsby Look

1920s Mens Gangster Suits - Striped Suits for Bootlegging Men

Shopping Advice

If you don’t have these clothes already in your closet I recommend heading to your nearest thrift store or department store. Most of these items can be found locally. The following clothes are new clothes with a 1920s look and feel to them. Supplement your outfit or piece together a whole new wardrobe with these options.

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

1920's Dot Bow Tie

$20.23

Buy at: Jos. A. Bank

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

JB Stetson Cap - The Hatteras Linen Newsboy

$75.00

Buy at: Hartford York, Fine Hats & Accessories

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

1920s Style Mens Plaid Summer Suit

$180.00

Buy at: Stacy Adams

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Luxury 140's Satin Stripe Straight Collar French Cuff Trim Fit Dress Shirt

$40.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Stacy Adams Men's Silver Two-button Vested Suit

$117.99

Buy at: Overstock.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Signature Gold 2-Button Wool Suit- Tan Plaid

$495.00

Buy at: Jos. A. Bank

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Signature Gold 2-Button Wool Suit- Blue/Grey Fashion Plaid

$495.00

Buy at: Jos. A. Bank

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Big and Tall Tallia Orange Formal 3-Pc Chalk Stripe Suit

$748.00

Buy at: Destination XL

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Wool Two-Button Notch Lapel Stripe Sport Coat

$170.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

2-Button Seersucker Tailored Fit Suit

$118.50

Buy at: Jos. A. Bank

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Jones New York Men's Trent 2 Btn Shadow Stripe Suit

$196.99

Buy at: Overstock.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

3pc Vested Suit

$126.90

Buy at: Stacy Adams

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Sharkskin Skinny Suit

$149.90

Buy at: Stacy Adams

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Wool & Linen Solid Two-Button Notch Lapel Suit

$210.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Linen Two-Button Notch Lapel Plaid Sport Coat

$90.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Vanetti Brown Shadow Stripe 4 Button Suit

$107.00

Buy at: Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Linen & Wool Two-Button Notch Lapel Stripe Sport Coat

$120.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Wool Three-Button Notch Lapel Windowpane Sport Coat

$176.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Suit Total Comfort 2-Button Navy Stripe Wool

$249.99

Buy at: macys.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Twenties Style Cotton Sweater Pullover Vest

$30.43

Buy at: Jos. A. Bank

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Perry Ellis Portfolio Suit Comfort Stretch Charcoal Stripe Slim Fit

$104.99

Buy at: macys.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Linen Stripe D-ring Pleated Pants

$45.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Linen Windowpane D-ring Pleated Pants

$45.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Men's Brown Wide Leg Pleated Trousers Unhemmed CLOSEOUT

$39.95

Buy at: DanceStore.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Cotton Denim D-ring Flat Front Pants

$36.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Cotton Seersucker Flat Front Suit Separate Pants

$50.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Golf Pants Work Great as 1920s Style Mens Pants

$42.50

Buy at: Jos. A. Bank

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Men's Black Wide Leg Pleated Trousers Unhemmed CLEARANCE

$39.95

Buy at: DanceStore.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

High End Men's Scala Straw Boater Hat - The Boater Hat

$195.00

Buy at: Hartford York, Fine Hats & Accessories

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

1900s Bollman Collection Homburg

$100.00

Buy at: Hats.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Chaplin Panama Bowler

$125.00

Buy at: Hats.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Wigens Ivy Cap - The Harris Tweed Hans Ivy

$150.00

Buy at: Hartford York, Fine Hats & Accessories

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Godfather Homburg

$90.00

Buy at: Hats.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Men's Christys' London Fur Felt Bowler Hat - The Chaplin

$295.00

Buy at: Hartford York

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Larsey Cap Toe Shoe by Johnston & Murphy

$135.00

Buy at: Jos. A. Bank

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Boardwalk Empire Leather Wingtip Oxford Shoes

$655.00

Buy at: FORZIERI.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Gangster Handmade Light Brown Italian Leather Wingtip Dress Shoes

$498.00

Buy at: FORZIERI.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Big and Tall Allen Edmonds® Strand Cap-Toe Oxford Dress Shoes

$385.00

Buy at: Destination XL

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Boardwalk Empire Two-tone Wingtip Oxford Shoes

$630.00

Buy at: FORZIERI.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Dots Woven Silk Pre-Tied Bow Tie

$33.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

L.B. Evans Men's Duke Opera Shoes (Black Leather)

$49.99

Buy at: Famous Footwear

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Scoula Self Tie Bow Tie by Principessa Regale - Gold Silk

$30.00

Buy at: Ties.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Linen Six-Button Notch Lapel Plaid Vest

$40.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Linen Six-Button Notch Lapel Windowpane Vest

$40.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Linen Six-Button Notch Lapel Stripe Vest

$40.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Linen Six-Button Notch Lapel Windowpane Vest

$40.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Linen Windowpane D-ring Pleated Pants

$40.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Sean John Grey Plaid Suit

$139.99

Buy at: macys.com

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Italian Suede & Leather Wingtip Oxford Shoe

$150.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Italian Leather & Canvas Oxford Shoe

$150.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Silk Satin Solid Suspenders

$60.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Italian Wool & Leather Wingtip Oxford Shoe

$180.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

100% Wool Flannel Windowpane Vest

$110.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Italian Wool Windowpane Double Breasted Shawl Collar Vest

$85.00

Buy at: Paul Fredrick MenStyle

Easy 1920s Mens Fashion: Summer Sport Clothing
 

Lambskin Leather Gloves

$24.99

Buy at: Blair

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