Thursday, November 22, 2012

Archival Thanksgiving

If you're suffering from routine holiday fatigue consider adopting the lost practice of Thanksgiving Masking.  In the late 19th and early 20th century, children used to dress up in masks and beg, door to door, for pennies or fruit.  The Maskers practice eventually morphed into what we now know as Halloween.  But rather than looking out of date, I find the Maskers' ensembles refreshingly stylish, and cutting edge, akin to the layered, hyper Americanized looks found in the Japanese fashion magazine, Free & Easy.  This Thanksgiving day, I encourage you to assemble your own Maskers ensemble for a post meal perambulation through your neighborhood.

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