Men’s Clothing, Private Collection. Photo NVMA.



Climbing Flannels and Fedora

In the 1920s mountaineers sought clothing that suited their pursuit –specialized clothing was not available in Vancouver at the time. The figure wears a practical flannel shirt, yet the tie and fedora hat convey some air of formality. The rugged surplus army breeches and boots were readily adopted by climbers – they stood up to arduous conditions. The wool cardigan and breeches provided freedom of movement yet held in warmth, even when damp.

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