Teens enjoying life after school at a soda shop. Some 6,, U. It is a world of sweaters and skirts and bobby sox and loafers, of hair worn long, of eye-glass rims painted red with nail polish, of high school boys no yet gone to war. Teen wearing pleated plaid skirt and knit sweater top. In the life of a s teenager , there was a war going on, but it was something that only seemed to affect their parents.
Photo credit: auburn. The teenage boys and college age young men who remained were part of a new fashion movement that was entirely designed for teens by teens. Boys and young men wore clothing that looked like younger versions of their fathers, at least to church and school. Dressing nice meant a suit and tie fit for their growing bodies. The right of passage for any boy turning into a man was to wear pants instead of knickers. Knickers were a childhood fashion. Yes, they wore pants, too, but if a teen was wearing knickers in high school it was an utter embarrassment!
However, people aged were ignored by department stores and were expected to dress like their older counterparts. This was true despite the fact that people in that age group had a whole lot of disposable cash at that time. Fashion designers sold full skirts and stiff petticoats, or a super-slim skirt and sweater with bows. Tight-fitting pedal pushers or capri pants were popular leisure wear and jeans which in the s were called dungarees were becoming acceptable after people saw a photo of Marilyn Monroe wearing a pair. Young men wore a shirt, tie and sharply pressed slacks.
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