Figure 1.--This advertisement for Spring clothes appeared in the March 1964.
Magazine advertisements and catalogs provide a useful inventory of developing boys clothing styles. During the decade, short pants suits and kneesocks become increasingly less common and casual styles, including casual shorts become increasingly more common.
Madras was very popular for shirts. Boys in the 1964 wore slacks. Chinos were especially popular. Some boys wore Bermuda shorts, but most rejected the "clam diggers" clothing designers were trying to introduce.
A variety of personal accounts are available and articles are available
on this period.
The 1940s-50s: Sneakers and jeans
The 1950s: Beaver Goes Shopping
The 1950s: Jeans, Jeans, Jeans
The 1960s: Traveling in Europe
The 1960s: Shorts, jeans, and France
The 1960s: The Beautiful People
The 1960s: Mothers Buy Clothes
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