A pork pie is a type of hat. A rattata is a type of Pokemon. Now that we’ve got the generational divide sorted out…
“Dress with Distinction!” urged Penney’s in this 1940 ad for a Gentry suit. I’m assuming that’s a brand name, although the word has a conventional meaning. Of course, I think of Bobbie Gentry.
Penney’s was offering these smart, stylish frocks in autumn colors in 1939.
People apparently wore Gene Autry sweatshirts in 1939.
Penney’s had some awesome new felt hats for women in 1939.