My answer is always: cashmere cardigans in a variety of shades, please. But the correct answer is: gigantic wool trousers, held up by a smirking boy half-hiding behind a doorway made out of wooden rulers.
Added bonus: the name of the company. Irresistible. Who doesn't love a pair of Grand Pants?
The Grand Pants Company was run by a Mr. Samuel Gretzer - and Grand Pants were not his only sartorial invention. According to 1908 news item in The Kansas City Journal, Gretzer had designed a new, trendy collarless coat for men - long before the Beatles in their collarless suits, mind you:
|Grand Jackets [source]|
The collarless so-called Beatle suit of the early 1960s (as worn by you-know-who), was based on Pierre Cardin's collarless jackets. And Cardin was supposed to have been inspired by Edwardian men's suits (that is, of the 1901-1910 period). But as far as I have been able to tell, Edwardian men's suits had collars (Cardin's inspiration was more generalized, I think). Unless Pierre Cardin knew about the Grand Pants company. And if that's the case, I think that Mr. Gretzer should get a lot more credit, don't you? Yeah yeah yeah.
Oh, and if you click the link under the Beatles, you can get your very own finely tailored reproduction Beatle suit. They are pretty expensive, though. Not exactly $1.75 a leg. And the seat is definitely not free.
*One of the best advertising slogans ever.