Safari suits – not just a 1970s fashion statement!

15 11 2015

I’ve been researching family history, following leads in the National Library of Australia’s ‘Trove’ digital newspaper collection. While looking at the 1948 Leaving Certificate results (published January 1949), I spotted this advertisement for safari suits and other summer men’s wear.

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I always thought the safari suit was fashionable in colonial India and Africa, and then later in the late 1960s/70. I didn’t realise it was fashionable for Australian men in the late 1940s! And look at those tight whities!


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