Men in the 1920s began to wear more relaxed and flashier clothing, including pant legs without a crease, shirts without neck ties, and colorful patterned suits and socks. In office settings, men still wore the more traditional creased suits with neckties and long coats. By the end of the '20s, leather jackets and golf hats were also popular.Know More
There were two distinct periods within the 1920s for menswear. Early in the decade, suit jackets with high waists and belts became popular, along with narrower lapels and pants worn short so that socks were exposed. There was also a general move from long jackets to a shorter, less formal, jacket style. Sweaters and knickers, short trousers that came just below the knees, were popular sport clothes for men.
In the latter half of the decade, wide trousers known as Oxford bags came into fashion, waists on jackets returned to normal, and lapels widened again. For formal occasions, men wore suits during the day but favored tuxedos for the evening. Tuxedos were largely worn without tails, as these were seen as old-fashioned and snobby. Accessories included a black silk top hat, a bow tie (white or black depending on the suit or tuxedo), a silk handkerchief, white gloves, a white flower boutonnière and patent leather shoes.Learn More
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Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was an American military officer who was appointed the first brigadier general in the Confederate States Army. Beauregard oversaw the bombardment of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, in which the first shots of the American Civil War were fired. The fort's surrender catapulted Beauregard to public acclaim, and he became the first military hero of the Confederacy.Full Answer >
According to the Bill of Rights Institute, America's Great Compromise was responsible for creating a dual system of congressional representation. Each state has two senators while representation in the House of Representatives is based on state population.Full Answer >
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