Even the most sporty gentleman still dressed for dinner, the theatre or the opera in the 1930s, and needed something formal to complement his outfit.

 

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ART DECO EVENING WEAR

 Even the most sporty gentleman still dressed for dinner, the theatre or the opera in the 1930s, and needed something formal to complement his outfit.

 In many cases this simply meant more elegant, or at least more expensive, versions of his daytime accessories.
Dress shirts did not have their own buttons, but were fastened with a matching set of studs and links.

 The stud heads were typically mother-of-pearl or white onyx edged with enamel, silver or gold and set with a central garnet, ruby or semi-precious stone.

 A cane was part of an ensemble that often included an opera cape and a monocle. Monocles were not always an optical necessity, but a popular affectation, immortalized by the humorist P G Wodehouse, creator of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves.

DEALER'S TIPS

There are several styles of cuff link chain links - dumbbells, swivel shanks end fixed rings among them - but classic links should have two identical heeds.
Wristwatches with square or oblong faces tend to fetch better prices then circular ones.
Look out for relatively inexpensive 1930s links end dress sets in bakelite, celluloid and other plastics.





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