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Vintage 1940s Men's Shirt Patterns

1940s Men's Shirt Sewing Patterns 

The biggest influence war time restrictions had on men was further introduction of casualness. Men were tired of scratchy uniforms and confining suits. The freedom that casual clothes brought to men was a big sigh of relief. Hawaiian shirts, for example, were worn all day, and even nights, in the summer. The collared dress shirt was worn with suits or by itself with a pair of slacks. Dress shirts were usually made from cotton with an attached, large, pointed collar. Shirt lengths were short by today’s standards and worn tuck. The collared dress shirt was worn with suits or by itself with a pair of slacks. Shirt lengths were short by today’s standards and worn tucked in. For those who didn’t wear suits to work, a collared shirt and work trousers in sturdy cotton twill or gabardine were the way to go. A matching trouser and shirt set was common for most lines of work. Work shirts had open soft pointed collars, two patch pockets, and pleating at the back and arm holes for freedom in movement. Why not browse our 1940s men's sewing patterns?

Our 1940's vintage Shirt pattern collection is available in sizes ranging from XXS – XXL. We offer either the original pattern, a high-quality true to scale 1930s sewing pattern reproductions or an easy PDF sewing pattern to download at home.

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