Vintage Miscellany – January 6, 2019

There has been a lot of talk this past week about what people choose to wear, so let’s join in the chorus by analyzing this couple’s attire. She wins on basis of appropriateness. Her neat breeches topped with boots or leggings are perfect for the snow. Both have the layering thing down pat, but where the heck are his gloves?  Another view of them is at the bottom of the post.

  •   The new Congress was sworn in and clothes mattered. From a veteran’s shorts that showed his new legs, to a feminist white pants suit, to an ultra-femme bisexual look, to Native touches and looks that showed off the wearer’s ethnicity, the 116th Congress is not your grandpa’s government.
  •  The International Tennis Hall of Fame has posted an online gallery, showing off their tennis clothing collection.
  •   We are to be treated to a TV mini-series on designer Halston.
  •   Dress reformer Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was  the first and only woman to receive the Medal of Honor.
  •    To kids of the Sixties, it will always be a Nehru jacket.
  •    This one is not so much about clothing, as it is about bad history in general. However, the main issue of bad history and false research applies to many disciplines. I see a lot of problems with TV “documentaries” when images are chosen to illustrate fashion.
  •    It’s time for us to decide whether or not our historical artifacts are worth preserving.
  •   Exhibition Lab: Sargent and Fashion is an experiment by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in which visitors get to give input on a future exhibition. Boston readers, if you go, let me know what you think.

Thanks to Janey for the great photos.

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4 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – January 6, 2019

  1. Vicky Loebel

    I would have (very inexpertly!) guessed 1930s on this. What do you think are the tip offs for the 20s?

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  2. jacq staubs

    She looks great – are they her riding clothes? Looks like a tailcoat ? The boots look like leather. Must have been a nice warm winter sun without coats and gloves.

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  3. I instantly thought of you when I saw these snaps, and I am so glad they have found a home and you’re sharing them! Also, thank you for the shout out!

    Also, omg, yes, the clothing and Congress thing…whoa. Like way for so many people to freak out! But it ways so refreshing to see so much color, uniqueness, and culture represented.

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