Friday, October 8, 2010

McCall 3760 - Spanish Gentleman and Toreador Costume


Around 1932.

Why a Spanish Gentleman or a Toreador?  By the time this pattern was released, Rudolph Valentino (an Italian, but let's not quibble) had been dead for six years, but his 1922 film Blood and Sand had been wildly popular, particularly with women.


Señor A does look suspiciously like these images of "the Latin Lover," as he was known.



7 comments:

Little Black Car said...

Whoa, I just realized that my ex-boyfriend looked quite a bit like a chubby Valentino!

That's an awesome pattern!

Nancy said...

I admit to still being attracted to that costume.

Mona said...

Did anyone else notice Rudolph's eyebrows? They go on forever! Interesting, that.
I think I'd be hard-pressed to get my husband to wear an outfit like this.
But then, he's no Rudolph Valentino! ^_^

Debi said...

AMAZING pattern find! I LOVE it!

Nancy said...

I wonder how many men dress like Valentino in this costume for costume balls? I wonder if it helped them "get the girl"?!?! LOL

jean said...

Can anyone tell me where i might get some of these patterns on this site

andrea.at.the.blue.door said...

None of the patterns on this site are for sale. Tracings are not available.