And fabrics and colors were lighter and brighter than anyone had seen in years reflecting the brightness of the music, theatre and good times.For the workplace or most daily business, men of all ages wore suits.In 1924 in one of the most sensational trials of the century, famed attorney Clarence Darrow stressed the youth of accused murders Nathan Leopold (19) and Richard Loeb (18).Report broken link Petting parties abound in college An interesting essay about "dating" replacing the earlier custom of "courting" and how new fashions reflected new freedoms and also made them possible.
Teenagers were given privacy, and a sexual revolution swept America.
Edwardian upper-class men in particular were very formal, changing clothes several times a day as propriety dictated.
The war changed attitudes and did much to level the classes, which reflected in fashion.
Although child labor practices still existed, more and more states were passing restrictions against such exploitation.
The average number of years spent in school for young Americans was also on the rise.