On the subject of heritage garb for women, here is what was available from LL Bean in 1982. What I love about this era of LL Bean is how many items are offered in unisex sizes and colors (seriously…when was the last time you saw a contemporary catalog listing the exact same item, in the same colorway, “for men and women?”). While some of the clothing items are on the blandly prep side, I would immediately mail order the madras shirt, Chouinard shorts, tassel mocs and the anorak. For a view of the full catalog reprint, see the venerable Heavy Tweed Jacket.
Archive for July, 2013
It was great to see this article in the New York Times about the emerging trend of tailored, masculine clothing for women. I’ve been championing the production of heritage style menswear sized for women since the earliest days of the Archival blog. Of course, Japan, per usual, is ahead of the curve in this area. Beams Boys regularly features snaps of of female customers sporting menswear inspired ensembles. Here are a few of my favorite snaps from the Beams flickr feed:
Here’s an exemplary snap of summer work togs from the OSU Archives flickr set, Hop On, Brewing and Beer. The caption of the image is Coeds with Hoes. I’m going to shop from this photo for my upcoming trip the UK. Look for me in London wearing slant stripes, head kerchiefs, rolled trousers and hop covered loafers. Unsure whether TSA will permit hoe portage past Eugene security.
Before our Archival intern, Lauren, moved to the bay area, we took a few impromptu snaps of our bags in the alley behind Archival headquarters. We’ve been shooting so many products indoors, under softbox strobes, it was a relief to snap the bags in direct sunlight. Here are a few outtakes from our shoot. And introducing Val and Chase as our latest summer interns (and master bag wranglers).