Saturday, September 5, 2015
Wait. . . didn't I do a video last Saturday?
This is a fun video, too.
I cannot really choose a favorite fashion era, except to say that I think it starts to go downhill in the 1970s. Gloves? Yes, please. I'd love to wear gloves. I did wear vintage gloves, in cool weather, when I was 19 years old. I wonder what happened to those.
I have always preferred a more formal look, even as a child. I remember being rather young, pining for Scarlett O'Hara-type hoop skirts. My mother told me that wouldn't be practical for climbing trees and I insisted that I'd rather not climb trees than not have huge skirts. Similarly, I'd accept feeling warm on a hot day, if we were still a glove-wearing culture.
As much as my husband and my son recoil from the idea, I enjoy photographs of baseball games from yesteryear, in which men are wearing ties and fedoras to the game. No, I won't begrudge anyone wearing shorts in the heat to watch baseball nowadays, but the dapper men of the past look mighty impressive!