Last time I was in Berlin I bought numerous old German magazines on menswear. The present drawings comes from a catalog intended for bespoke tailors and their customers. The time is Spring 1957.
The drawings show how to travel in style. The first one is for the man, who travels by car. The text advises him to wear a casual sports jacket and a cap, not a hat. Moreover, he should pay attention to the shirt, because he must look good too, when driving the car in shirt sleeves.
The train traveller should be better protected than the car traveller. He must wear a hat instead of a cap, and he should bring a real overcoat of ulster or balmacaan type and a blanket. Moreover, a doctor’s bag is handy for him.
The fly traveller can wear a city suit, though “not too light, not too heavy”. For an overcoat a gabardine rainmac is perfect. He should bring a slipover as well.
Photo: The Journal of Style