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War in Vogue

In honor of the 4th of July, The Daily Heller looks into the archive for something stars and stripes.

Well made clothes for all seasons are a must, especially during wartime. But how to promote and sell war fashions in the U.S. during World War II was tricky business. Many manufacturers and suppliers created functional sample catalogs void of flourish. But in “Knit for Defense,” the catalog of Chadwick’s Red Heart Wools, there was a bit more fashion consciousness.

Square Neck Pullover and Cap: A most practical cap for winter wear in any branch of the Service and a sleeveless, square-neck pullover which is the easiest thing to make – and wear too.

They also offered “Marksman’s gloves” and “Trigger Gloves:”

Marvelous for keeping the hands warm and leaving the fingers ready for action.





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