featuring the 1944 cartoon diary of animator Irv Spence
posted by Filboid Studge at 2:25 AM
Here's more on the "Victory Trousers":"Rationing alone, it was recognised, would not solve the Nation's shortage of materials. During 1941, the government consulted with designers and manufacturers to draw up standard designs and specifications for a range of clothing and furniture. The result was a range of "utility" clothing which restricted designers and manufacturers in a number of ways. Excessive use of fabric was not allowed and as a result pleats all but disappeared, skirts became shorter and slimmer, and men's trousers were often made without turn-ups. Restrictions applied to accessories - decorative trimming was banned and jackets were only allowed three buttons. Clothes produced in accordance with the new regulations were identified with the mark "CC41" "
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