Victory Suits: Part 4
The effects of war and scarcity, were not only imposed by governmental and practical considerations, but also by the powerful forces of public approbation. Not be restrained and conforming to the dictates of war-time fashion restrictions was to be frivolous, in bad taste and unpatriotic. After all; our men were dying over there, don’t you know? This mentality took several years after the end of the war to lift, with the public’s frustration outweighing the push for ongoing frugality; a bit like now, with the lack of appetite for covid restrictions despite ongoing infections …
This article alludes to polystrene buttons, which did not dryclean well. See http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/27th-june-2020/
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