Parade Magazine published this bizarre and ridiculous dating guide all the way back in 1938.
Men's suits in the 1930s were tailored to create the illusion of a large torso, with wide, padded shoulders and tapering sleeves.
Trouser pants were still creased and cuffed at the bottom.
However, the Great Depression put many men out of work, and many families fell on hard times. More traditional, nondescript work clothes were worn by the average man.
Wide, padded shoulders, tapering sleeves, peaked lapels, and V-shaped neck all characterize the 1930s suit.
1930s Men's Suits: Image courtesy of Columbia Gallery The trench coat became quite popular during the 1930s, with a double-breasted front, wide, pointed lapels, and belt around the waist.
1930s Trench Coat: Image courtesy of Columbia Gallery Clothes for the working classes changed little.
The cap seen below was quite popular for the working man.
1930s Cap: Image courtesy of the University of Vermont Landscape Change Program and the Vermont State Archives. At the end of the 1920s and into the 1930s, the leather jacket with cap was a popular style.
This cringe worthy and ridiculously outdated dating guide was published by Parade Magazine back in 1938, to inform all the single ladies of the era on what to do and what not do on a first date with a gentleman.
What makes this guide so sexist is not really the tips themselves.
They are just a mixture of common sense and politeness for everyone (for the most part)…it’s just that they are all phrased in an extremely sexist way.