Men are better than women!

Indoors, women are useful -- even pleasant. On a mountain, they are something of a drag. So don't go hauling them up a cliff just to show off your Drummond climbing sweaters. No need to. These pullovers look great anywhere. On the level! Entirely hand fashioned of the purest, warmest worsted in a bold, clear shaker stitch. Genuine bone buttons.


Drummond Sweaters advertisement,

Esquire, The Magazine for Men, December 1959.

(in Paula's personal collection)

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  • carrie de azevedo 8y

    Good Lord.
  • Paula Wirth 8y

    Isn't this hysterical? Strong calves on those boys. Nice knee socks.
  • Mariana 8y

    :D OMG.
  • Cunning Stunt 8y

    That's what happens when you climb Brokeback Mountain !
  • carrie de azevedo 8y

    My favorite line:

    Belted - attention getting - quite magnificent.
  • Paul Jackson 8y

    Haha this one is worthy of practically an entire chapter in any book exploring irony and subtext in post war advertising...hahaha
  • Alex Phillips 5y

    I was sent a copy of this ad in one of those damned office circular emails.
    I was suspicious that it might be faked so did some hunting and found you credited with cutting scanning and posting it.
    Today I have also been discussing (almost arguing) with a colleague about the accuracy of info found on the internet.
    Can you verify for me this was really cut from a 1950's magazine?
  • Paula Wirth 5y

    Yes, this is from my copy of Esquire, The Magazine for Men, December 1959, which is in my apartment. You will find that most every copy of this ad has been taken and distributed from my scan ;-)
  • ♫ Lion ♫ 3y

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