Story: Men and women in the city

City style

City style

All Black Bob Scott stands in his Petone menswear shop in 1956. With their posh clothes and refined manners, urban men were often considered less rugged and even effeminate in comparison with rural men. Scott and other city-based All Blacks challenged that stereotype by being both rugged and stylish, and in 2009 All Black Dan Carter was also a fashion model.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Morrie Hill Collection (PAColl-4814)
Reference: 1/2-177093-F
Photograph by Morrie Hill

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How to cite this page:

Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Men’s and inclusive spaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24604/city-style (accessed 21 February 2020)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010