Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Shopping from the Past: 1940s



As part of my austerity kick I'm trying to save money by shopping from myself (retrieving items--vintage!--from my closet and reworking them into newly wearable goods)(chopping them down in length or pinching them in at the sides, monkeydoll style). I'm also conserving funds by placing mental mail orders to the archival clothing stores of yore (see Outdoor Store ad above). Below: excerpt from catalogue page of stylish boys "Extra Wear" jackets featuring wombatine collars and pockets sewn with strong thread.

3 comments:

MM said...

two blogs in and you already sound crazy. i think it took rosie o'donnel a full week before she sounded completely bonkers on her blog. Mawee probably shops for imaginary overalls from stores past. In her imaginary stores there is a clearance sale on saltines.

MM said...

two blogs in and you already sound crazy. i think it took rosie o'donnel a full week before she sounded completely bonkers on her blog. Mawee probably shops for imaginary overalls from stores past. In her imaginary stores there is a clearance sale on saltines.

Hilary Hart said...

I had no idea that I had been shopping from the past when I picked out my boyfriend of some years ago, Tom. He looks exactly like the model in this ad. I used to call him Bob's Big Boy . . . I mean in my head. He was kind of touchy. Imagine an apple-cheeked, butterball of a grouch.