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Air Raid Apparel

It's important to continue to be a fashion leader, even when hiding in an air raid shelter.
Source: The Valley Morning Star - Apr 30, 1941.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Mar 27, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Fashion, War, 1940's

Follies of the Madmen #245

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What was the miracle of "V-line Breez?" Your powerful imagination convincing you that you looked different!

From Esquire for July 1949.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Mar 23, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1940's

Dress like your dishwasher

A follow-up to Paul's post about pop-art fridges. If you're going to start decking out your appliances in designer patterns, you might as well wear matching clothes.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Mar 21, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Fashion

Sushi Leggings

Get yours here.


via Cliff Pickover
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Mar 01, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Fashion

Jail-Jamas

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Original ad here. (Page 2)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 08, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Fashion, Stupid Criminals, Marriage, 1950's

The Liberated Look

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Perfect for the modern office!

Original page here.

More on the designer.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 26, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Fashion, 1970's

Stockings for Camels

In the early 1960s, Alan Abel ran a long-running hoax involving an organization (The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals) whose members wanted to put clothes on all the naked animals in the world. So I was amused to discover there was a similar, but non-hoax, campaign back in 1926. The "philanthropic Englishwoman" Mrs. F.K. Hosall spearheaded an effort to get women to donate their old stockings so they could be worn by the donkeys and camels of north Africa. However, it wasn't exactly similar, because it sounds like Mrs. Hosall had a sensible reason to put stockings on the camels — to prevent fly bites.

Source: The Alamance Gleaner (Graham, N.C.) - Feb 11, 1926.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jan 20, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Fashion, 1920's

Scotland Yard Fashion Show

On September 14, 1967, Scotland Yard held a fashion show to display the new uniforms for policewomen. I suspect this is the ONLY fashion show Scotland Yard has ever held. The caption that ran in American papers read:

"Scotland Yard, apparently bitten by the swinging London bug, holds fashion show here 9/14. Here, London policewomen display the new Norman Hartnell-designed uniforms. Although a far cry from the miniskirted scene stealers, the new ensembles do have shaped skirts."




Source for top image: Flickr
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jan 17, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Police and Other Law Enforcement, 1960's

The Cuddle Jumper

In honor of National Cuddle Up Day (Jan 6).

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jan 06, 2015 | Comments (10)
Category: Fashion

Hard to say goodnight

1969 ad for Harris Slacks. Back in the 1960s, women evidently found plaid high waters to be irresistible.


[via flashbak.com, which has a whole gallery of "Swinging Sixties Menswear Adverts for Amorous Playboys"]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Dec 27, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Fashion, 1960's
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