I found this fine men's clothing catalog and thought I would share it with you all.  This catalog features styles for the Spring and Summer of 1910 (100 years ago!).  The, catalog by Hart Schaffner & Marx, features hand made clothes by the Itasca Mercantile Company of Hibbing, Minnesota.  Hart Schaffner & Marx still exists today: http://www.hartschaffnermarx.com

To give you a scope of what was happening in time in 1910, the Ford Model T had just started rolling off factory floors 2 years prior and the Titanic wouldn't sink until 2 years later. William Taft was President and there were only 46 States (minus: NM, AZ, AK, HI).  The Boy Scouts of America had just been founded and Mulberry Street in New York City looked like this on any given day:

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What I find most interesting are the notes accompanying each illustration; eloquently stating the important things to look for in fine clothing. Enjoy!

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It is amazing how many of those pics have gents carrying walking sticks.

I have HSM glasses.
People did a lot more walking back then. You needed a stick to take some of the weight off your feet if you'd been walking all day.

Plus they look cool, plus they're a self-defence weapon...
Yes indeed. Precisely the reason I have an octagonal shaped tigerwood cane in my car. Never know when you may need to take a load off. :-)
Wow. That is really interesting. Most of those styles are what we call classic or unchanging today. Thanks for sharing.
Marvellous.
A wonderful find, Sebastian! Bravo!
Interesting. Thanks for the post.
I've always found that their collars were always too big
That is because they wore detachable starched high collars. The fashion for soft collars - which is all that we really see today - did not happen until after after World War One. It only happened because of the number of men that served in the military with the attached soft collar uniforms.
Wonderful.
Those are some huge suits.
Part of the issue is that the artist drew all of the men's heads too small :D

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