1940s men’s clothing isn’t too different from today’s modern men’s clothes. Single and double breasted striped 1940s men’s suits were what men wore every day. The pinstripe suit in navy or grey was the most iconic of the 1940s and a notorious gangster outfit. Formal tuxedo suits were brightened up with the velvet trimmed black jacket or white dinner jacket. Inner city youth added colorful zoot suits to their fashion wardrobe and caused a riot with service men. Most men wore a felt Fedora or straw hat and a jazzy pair of two tone shoes. Read about 1940s men’s fashion history.
You can create a 1940s men’s outfit using new clothing with classic vintage style. A wide fit pinstripe suit, dark fedora hat, and black and white wingtip shoes are your essentials. Add a vintage pattern tie and belt to complete your day look. For 1940s swing dancers, skip the hot jacket and wear a colored shirt and suspenders instead.