What’s all the shouting about… it’s Textron Mens wear! (Dec, 1948)

What’s all the shouting about… it’s Textron Mens wear!

He’ll whoop for joy, he’ll shout like a boy, if it’s Textron you put in his stocking.

Men like the easy-going comfort of Textron pajamas . . . those longer trousers, roomier armholes. They go for the non-binding elastic in Textron’s shorts, the famous “parachute” seat. And how they approve of Textron tailoring . . . smaller stitches, generous seams! Finest rayons or Sanforized cottons. Pajamas, $3.95 to $10.95. Shorts, $1.00 to $2.00. At leading stores throughout the country.

TEXTRON inc., Textron Building, 401 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y.


  1. slim says: February 18, 200910:54 pm

    Wow! Pajamas that make you act like an idiot. I’ll bet they sold a lot of them with that ad.

  2. Rick Auricchio says: February 18, 200911:22 pm

    Where’s the empty whiskey bottle?

  3. Charlene says: February 19, 200910:13 am

    This is the gayest ad I’ve ever seen!

  4. Thundercat says: February 19, 200910:25 am

    This is how the Village People got started.

  5. John M. Hanna says: February 19, 20095:27 pm

    That little kid in the back is probably praying that he was adopted.

  6. rsterling78 says: February 19, 200911:19 pm

    Brokeback Christmas.

  7. Torgo says: February 19, 200911:27 pm

    As you can see, the dark age of American advertising had started by this time.

  8. Stephen Edwards says: February 20, 20099:41 pm

    Ah, the good old days when caricatures of ethnic groups were considered amusing, mainstream, and an appropriate form of childhood play.

  9. Rick Auricchio says: February 22, 20095:47 pm

    Looks like the kid’s reading a book on witchcraft: What’s “ACULT SEMAVIDA?”

    Maybe he’s put a spell on the two guys. Yeah, that’s what happened.

  10. Larry says: February 22, 200911:07 pm

    Rick- the book says “ADULT BEHAVIOR”

  11. Rick Auricchio says: February 23, 20099:29 pm

    Duh. Now that you’ve told me, I can see it.

  12. Eliyahu says: February 24, 20093:27 pm

    Buy him Textron clothes and he’ll act like a lunatic — he’ll hijack the kid’s toys and then climb onto the snow-covered roof in his underpants. I think I’ll be safer sticking with cotton undies, thank you.

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