Saturday, July 18, 2009

Vintage Sportswomen


Suede jacket ("a dozen uses in its warmth and lightness")


Safari in sneakers

At the Duchess County show



Golf and Yachting


Watching the trotters

Upland shooting attire

Carrots to her horse

Archival Pageant

Campwear ("following a code and creed of dress")

Sweater, shorts and loafers

Holland and Holland

Here is Marion Taylor's report on some 1920 shopping options for the sportwoman looking for country clothing and attractive accessories (apologies for the June in January focus of her article).

Aside from Filson, Barbour and Beretta (and for a privileged demographic, Holland & Holland), who is minding the store for the current generation of archival sportswomen?

In the area of footwear, I'm happy to report that British Sporting Ltd still carries a scotchgrain boot for women by Crockett and Jones. Full country clothing selection, including Crockett and Jones, and Barbour, available here.

6 comments:

Winter Bicycles said...

Are those safari sneakers, or canvas ankle boots with vulcanized soles?

http://images3.orvis.co.uk/orvis_assets/prodimg/76E2L507.jpg (thanks google image)

andrea.at.the.blue.door said...

The ads from A&F and Bonwit's are wonderful. And now I'm getting all misty nostalgic about hats.

Jim Green said...

These are superb, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I have these boots. I bought them for $375. Me, the most frugal woman in the world bought gaspingly expensive boots. Why? Because I am frugal and I know the quality will last me for a lifetime. They feel wonderful and look even better.

Hands on with X said...

These boots are very comfortable to wear and easy to take care of. Thank you for the post!

QJ

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