Original issue of 'The Practical Cutter and Tailor' magazine from Spring/Summer 1953.
This trade magazine was for cutters and tailors with the latest in tailoring styles for men and women along with ads for products and services that would be used by tailors of the time.
The cover is in color, the inner pages are all black and white.
No photos, no fashion spreads, just very technical drafts for men's suits, jackets, pants, coat, vests, different sleeve and shoulder styles. For women there are coats, suits, skirt and jackets.
No patterns or instructions, you really have to be an experienced sewer to understand the drafts.
See 2nd image for the table of contents.
It also includes many ads for fabrics, other tailors, reweaving services and tools.
Magazine is 9-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches and 36 pages.
Some content -
* 2 buttons single breasted sack coat
* Split sleeves topcoat with Military collar
* Bal-Raglan topcoat
* Two sleeve styles
* Trousers for stout men
* Altering mens trousers
* Vest styles
* Several pattern layouts
* Ladies Portrait coat
* Spring Elegance ladies suit with circle skirt - very New Look
* Cigarette Slim Suit
* The Boxy Silhouette for ladies
* Cardigan Straight line coat for ladies
The magazine is in good to very good condition. Some light wear on the front and back covers, light blue spots on front cover. The front cover and back covers are loose from the magazine.
The 1st and the 2nd to last inner pages are split from the side several inches up. But the rest of the pages are intact, none missing, still fairly crisp with minor wear and bends.
The center page is loose from magazine.