In picture 7, both men wearing tops and this is as fully dressed as they get. It's worth pointing out that while this set appears to show men getting dressed, the purchaser of the individual prints had the option of viewing these pictures in reverse sequence, so the men start fully clothed and gradually loose clothes with progressively more sexual innuedo until they end up naked.
Royale Studios - Soldier-Sailor - 8
Royale Studios - Soldier-Sailor - 9
Seen with the addition of the battledress top, Fred's shorts have now taken on something of the appearance of those worn by schoolboys or scouts. Men dressing as Scouts is the subject of other Royale sets, a tricky theme these days but not then. Other than Fred's admiring look and his proximity to the reflection, there was little to disturb the genteel here.
This image is meant to suggest that the Sailor has difficulty removing his top (possibly because it is wet, although Royale pictures usually play down the attractions of the upper body) It is setting the scene for No 10 where Fred gallantly steps in and gives him assistance, providing us with an excellent view of his thighs in the process.
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