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!