Boys' Clothing Glossary: "S"

Figure 1.--These German boys wear matching striped sailor suits. The sailor suit as the Kaiser strove to build a navy to rival the British became extremely popular--a source of national pride. The sailor suit continued to be popular for boys even after World War I. Notice the hoops which the boys no doubt enjoyed rolling in the park. The photograph appears to have been taken in the early 1920s. Note that they even have matching stripped socks.

We have begun to build a glossary of boys' clothing terms. As boys clothes until the 19th century was the sane as adult male clothing, we have included many applicable men's clothing terms. We have also included some women's terms as younger boys commonly wore dresses until the 20th century. As HBC is extensively used by non-native English speakers we plan to give considerable attention to this glossary so that words can be looked up. It will also serve as an index as we will provide links to the appropriate pages. We eventually hope to add foreign words, but that will take some time.

Sa-Sl definitions

Sm-Sz definitions

Christopher Wagner

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Created: July 9, 2001
Last updated: September 25, 2001