Karl's friend

Karl's friend

Posted on 01/22/2014


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Kaynee Brand Jean Waists for boys with attachment for supporters (Beatrice Daily Sun, Nebraska, 28 Aug 1920, p 6)

Kaynee Brand Jean Waists for boys with attachment for supporters (Beatrice Daily Sun, Nebraska, 28 Aug 1920, p 6)
Kaynee was a brand of boys' clothing in the 1910s and 1920s in the United States. This ad is for jean under waists for boys with garter tabs so that supporters for long stockings can be attached. The ad appeared in a Nebraska newspaper, the Beatrice Daily Sun for 28 August 1920, p 6. In the drawing the boy is in the process of attaching his supporters. One stocking is still in his hand while the other long stockings has been pulled on but still remains unfastened to the garter. Notice that the boy is wearing a short-legged union suit with the jean waist on top. Jean waists were favored for boys because of their toughness and durability. They held up well in the laundry and didn't pull out of shape when the tug of supporters for long stockings was intense because of athletic activities and school games. Boys wore long stockings with short trousers to school, often until about age 12.

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