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Esquire menswear magazine’s fashion spread on top shorts for the summer of 1956.

 

Esquire 1956 shorts

The shorts story is longer than ever before, in terms of style and fabrics. Ever since Esquire made the first break ( in the March, 1953, issue ) the fashion has taken off and now is winning in a breeze.  Time was you could find one store in town had a pair in grey flannel.  Now look them over: in cotton, pleatless front; India madras; short cords for action, wash and wear; blend fabric in stripes.

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