There are few things that age as badly as men’s swimwear. Case in point, Theodore Kosloff’s outfit in Why Change Your Wife. Side lacings and a fringed cape… Not to mention those high sandals! I’m not sure you could get anyone to wear that these days. (Fun fact! Swimsuits used to be made from knitted wool. Yes, wool.)
Thomas Meighan is kind of hoping that he can win his ex-wife, Gloria Swanson, back again. Her new man is Kosloff. Can Meighan’s crisp linen suit compete with a fringed cape? It can’t and Meighan knows it. How can he even dream of getting Gloria back in his life with such fashionable competition?
While the Kosloff swimsuit was a misfire, most of the costumes in the film are sumptuous delights. Natacha Rambova was responsible.
Availability: Released on DVD and via streaming by Image. The disc comes with the delightful Miss Lulu Bett as a double feature. It is out of print but you can still get used copies. The streaming is still alive and well.