Shop Windows – 100 years of men’s fashion in 1922

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Interesting picture of a store window showing a hundred years of men’s fashion 1822 – 1842 – 1862 – 1882 – 1902 – and 1922. I am guessing this image is probably from Macy’s in New York as its founder, Roland Macy, was born in 1822. Roland Macy had quite the biography – from whaling ship sailor to failed businessman. He finally hit it big in 1858 when he founded his fancy dry goods store in New York. Macy’s takes credit for introducing advertised fixed prices, the first department store Santa, and a very famous parade that has become a New York institution.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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