Illustrations from the Jno. J Mitchell Publishing Company’s The Sartorial Art Journal, intended to assist tailors in their consultations with clients about bespoke menswear. I’m assuming they weren’t intended to be but these look rather homoerotic to me, in their own splendidly buttoned-up fin de siécle kind of way. Check out this little cruise:
They’re still together in July of 1907. Lovely. And they’ve still got that spark, if the gentleman on the left’s undisguised admiration for Captain Moustache is anything to judge by.
July 1901. I take back what I said about unintentional homoeroticism. This one is at an Oscar Wilde and Bosie level of outness, carnation and all. Even the woman disappearing off to the right is like “Good luck, you two. This décolletage is wasted here.”
Closeted senators cruising the streets of Washington DC: January 1900 version.
“I need to get this big old beast put inside somewhere.” “I’ll stable your horse first, sir, then attend to the other matter.”
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