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You Never Saw A Book Like This Before. International Tailoring Company

$125.00

New York / Dalton, OH: International Tailoring / distributed by E. A. Freet & Son, 1925. Pamphlet. Near Fine. Tall narrow 8vo, 23.5 x 12 cms, stapled full-color printed wraps; unpaginated, but 12 pp,, illustrated throughout with charming b/w line drawings. With the business card of E. A. Freet & Son of Dalton, OH over-printing a portion of the original image on the rear wrap (see pictures). Undated, but style and substance (in addition to company history) indicate mid-1920s. Wraps a little soiled and scratched, but still bright and attractive. “A new hat and a swell pair of shoes do a whole lot in improving a man’s looks, but they’re a pretty small part of the general makeup,” begins this little book. Clothes (with a capital “C” throughout), it seems, MAKE the man (who knew?). And not just ANY Clothes, either. CERTAINLY not those ready-made things that the “common herd” is prone to (they who are “the common little pictures that aren’t worth a good special frame” — to quote one — of several — extended metaphors). Ah, yes. As “the flute out of tune won’t kill the band, but a sorry looking drum-major will make the finest musician look like a sad-eyed joke,” so the “bum hat” can’t ruin the impact of the right suit (though the opposite — “a slouchy suit of clothes” — most certainly WILL). Need we say it? This thing is PRICELESS (though we have priced it, nonetheless, as is our wont).

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You Never Saw A Book Like This Before. . International Tailoring Company

New York / Dalton, OH: International Tailoring / distributed by E. A. Freet & Son, 1925. Pamphlet. Near Fine. Tall narrow 8vo, 23.5 x 12 cms, stapled full-color printed wraps; unpaginated, but 12 pp,, illustrated throughout with charming b/w line drawings. With the business card of E. A. Freet & Son of Dalton, OH over-printing a portion of the original image on the rear wrap (see pictures). Undated, but style and substance (in addition to company history) indicate mid-1920s. Wraps a little soiled and scratched, but still bright and attractive. “A new hat and a swell pair of shoes do a whole lot in improving a man’s looks, but they’re a pretty small part of the general makeup,” begins this little book. Clothes (with a capital “C” throughout), it seems, MAKE the man (who knew?). And not just ANY Clothes, either. CERTAINLY not those ready-made things that the “common herd” is prone to (they who are “the common little pictures that aren’t worth a good special frame” — to quote one — of several — extended metaphors). Ah, yes. As “the flute out of tune won’t kill the band, but a sorry looking drum-major will make the finest musician look like a sad-eyed joke,” so the “bum hat” can’t ruin the impact of the right suit (though the opposite — “a slouchy suit of clothes” — most certainly WILL). Need we say it? This thing is PRICELESS (though we have priced it, nonetheless, as is our wont). 125.00

Additional Information

Condition

Near Fine

Date Published

1925

Publisher

International Tailoring / distributed by E. A. Freet & Son

Place Published

New York / Dalton, OH

Keywords

jazz age ephemera bespoke clothing dapper dan

Binding

Pamphlet