Norwich. Greens (Norwich) Limited. No date [c.1930]. Stitched green wrappers, tied with green cord, illustration pasted to front wrapper. [16 pages]. 8 colour illustrations, 3 with silver background, initialled in the image 'D.N.A.'. 290 x 225mm (11½ x 8¾"). 0.15kg. . English. Very good; light shelf wear to wrappers, no tears, fading along spine and around edges.
A delightful trade catalogue of formal menswear fashion from the late 1920s/early 1930s. The brochure was produced by Greens in Norwich to publicise their stocking of Maenson's ready-to-wear formal menswear. The illustrations and text exemplify the fashions and language of the 1920s, lending a Bertie Wooster-ish element to the whole. The first anonymous text extols the author's new found appreciation of the merits of ready-to-wear. Dell Leigh then reports on the trends in men's formal wear at home and abroad.