Playtone is color. Playtone is texture. Playtone is Fuller Fabrics brilliant cotton with the crinkle that never needs ironing – and America’s playtime favorite. In playclothes and by the yard in leading stores. Beachcoat by Claire McCardell.
Crinkled cotton, and later crinkled synthetics, have gone in and out of fashion over the years. I can remember a heavy crinkled cotton that was popular in the late 1970s. I made a safari style suit of it and wore it for years and years until my sister shamed me into retiring it. (Something about the only people still using that fabric was the old ladies’ department at Walmart.)
I’m not really seeing the crinkle in that wonderful Claire McCardell beachcoat. It looks like a smooth broadcloth to me. But isn’t the coat great with the diagonal pockets and all that contrasting top-stitching?