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    DescriptionContinuing interest in life on the Home Front during the Second World War means that the style of the 1940s has never been more popular. People are recreating the look for plays and films, re-enactments, 1940s themed events, or just because they enjoy dressing in vintage fashions. "The 1940s Look" tells you everything you need to know about the fashions of wartime Britain and the impact that rationing, the Utility scheme, changing tastes and the demands of everyday life had on the styles people wore. People had to 'Make Do and Mend' - with varying degrees of ingenuity and success. Hair styles, glasses, jewellery, and tattoos were essential in creating your own fashion statement. Women's magazines advised readers on the difficulties of dressing growing children, offered instructions for making clothes and accessories, and hosted debate over whether by dressing up, women were helping or hindering the war effort. Thoroughly researched and lavishly illustrated, "The 1940s Look" tells you how civilian men, women and children dressed - and why they looked the way they did during the Second World War. It draws on contemporary sources including government advice, periodicals and books, and benefits from an entertaining narrative by author Mike Brown.


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    Title
    The 1940s Look
    Subtitle
    Recreating the Fashions, Hairstyles and Make-up of the Second World War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780955272318
    ISBN 10: 0955272319
    Classifications

    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC E4L: BEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.7
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH
    DC22: 391.0094109044
    Thema V1.0: JBCC3
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    Illustrations note
    160+ photographs & illustrations
    Publisher
    Sabrestorm Publishing
    Imprint name
    Sabrestorm Publishing
    Publication date
    13 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Kent
    Author Information
    Mike Brown lives in South London, and is an author, broadcaster and authority on the British Home Front during the Second World War. He is the author of 'The 1950s Look' (Sabrestorm, 2008), 'A Wartime Christmas', and co-author with his wife Carol of the acclaimed 'Ration Book Diet'.
    Table of contents
    Clothes Introduction 1 Men 3 Women 11 Children 29 Rationing 39 Make Do and Mend 45 Accessories Shoes 58 Socks & Stockings 63 Hats 67 Gloves 73 Belts 74 Bags & baskets 75 Umbrellas & suitcases 77 Torches & Gas masks 78 Spectacles 81 Jewellery 83 Hair Styles Women 91 Men 103 Make-up 107 The Figure 119 Appendix - Price Guide 127 Bibliography 132 Index 133