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Archival Centaurs

It’s rare to find archival images of “ardent,” female polo enthusiasts. I don’t know much about this historic match but I do admire the lady player’s classic causal sporting garb. My favorite ensembles: slouchy cotton pullovers, soft collared polo shirts, wide flared jodphurs, boots and wide leather ring belts. Pony as low maintenance, offscreen accessory. …

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Shopping from Powell and Pressburger

by Lesli Larson Miss Smith and the soldier from Oregon A Canterbury Tale (Powell and Pressburger 1944) provides us with evidence that heritage clothing for women is not an impossibility. In a recent post to Valet, a 23 year old woman inquired about how she could wear “peacoats, slim pants, loafers, etc. without looking too …

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