Skating party, circa 1923, showing a mix of bloomers and skirts on the ice. The sweater seems to be winning out over the coat. I find that is true today, at least here in the South. Coats are seen less and less as our winters get warmer and warmer. I love a good, cozy coat for walks in the snow, but I’m finding myself reaching into my large collection of heavy sweaters more than ever.
Vintage Miscellany is a day early this fortnight, as tomorrow is a day for not worrying about computers and devices. I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays, and that you are finding some peace in this crazy world.
And on to the news…
- I try to stay out of stores this time of year, but in New York you don’t have to actually enter the store to have a real experience.
- Jeff Fuller, who owned more than 50,000 pairs of Levis sold them all back to the company.
- Old fancy dress costumes are fun.
- Michael Kors is the latest designer to vow to go fur-free.
- Categorize this under Things that Make No Sense.
- I’ve already lamented on the closing of the White Oak denim mill, and I’m not alone in doing so.
- Here’s a great article from the V & A on British knitting traditions.
- Why was there a vogue for black and white fabrics during WWI?
- Cathy Horyn explains why we should care that Phoebe Philo has quit her job at fashion house Céline .