Story: Clothes

Late-20th-century men's clothes

By the 1960s men had largely discarded hats, and more casual attire started to become appropriate workwear. Among younger men, jeans and a T-shirt were standard casual garments and remained generally popular into the 21st century. Suits were still worn in business settings and on more formal occasions. 

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Fiona McKergow, 'Clothes - Men’s clothes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/41143/late-20th-century-mens-clothes (accessed 12 August 2020)

Story by Fiona McKergow, published 5 Sep 2013