In 1983, ZZ Top sang about the Sharp Dressed Man. In 1955, Jon Whitcomb illustrated him. The popular artist had a monthly column where he displayed his artistic talents to readers of Cosmopolitan. For the May 1955 issue, he choose the topic of men’s fashion and told about 7 personalities who excelled at dressing sharp. The men you see above are radio executive Ray Hughes, entertainer Perry Como, and Illustrator Alex Ross.
The men you see below were also included on the list. They are advertising exec Gene Davis, personality Tony Martin, Jon Whitcomb (yes, he included himself), and illustrator J. Frederick Smith.
Whitcomb also offered a pithy paragraph that accompanied his illustration. Here, we learn a bit more about each man’s wardrobe, and what he wore to bed. From this TMI, we learn that 5 of the 7 men “sleep raw”.
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👔 WELL SISTERS! TODAY IT’S AN EXCEPTION. WE’VE GOT SOME OUTFITS FOR HANDSOME MEN. YOU CAN CHOOSE YOURS. MY FAVE IS BY PERRY COMO 🎤🎶🤫