~ Lana Lobell catalog, “Summer Symphony of Fashions,”  1955via Reminisce.com

~ Lana Lobell catalog, “Summer Symphony of Fashions,” 1955
via Reminisce.com

~ Career Club Truval Shirts, 1962via Flickr"If you recklessly disregard our counsel and find yourself spending dollars more for the same thing, remember: we told you so."

~ Career Club Truval Shirts, 1962
via Flickr

"If you recklessly disregard our counsel and find yourself spending dollars more for the same thing, remember: we told you so."

~ The Ladies’ Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners; or, Miss Leslie’s Behaviour Book, a Guide and Manual for Ladies, by Eliza Leslie, 1864via Open Library

~ The Ladies’ Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners; or, Miss Leslie’s Behaviour Book, a Guide and Manual for Ladies, by Eliza Leslie, 1864
via Open Library

~ Specialized Department of Sports Apparel, Bonwit Teller & Co., January 1921via Flickr"Camp Life has its code and creed of dress for women as exacting as any that governs town fashions.To be attired inapropos, to jar with events is a breach of good taste and correct form.”

~ Specialized Department of Sports Apparel, Bonwit Teller & Co., January 1921
via Flickr

"Camp Life has its code and creed of dress for women as exacting as any that governs town fashions.
To be attired inapropos, to jar with events is a breach of good taste and correct form.”

~ Social Etiquette or Manners and Customs of Polite Society, Maud C. Cooke, 1896

~ Social Etiquette or Manners and Customs of Polite Society, Maud C. Cooke, 1896

~ Grove’s Bromo Quinine,  March 1929via Flickr Long notes today because I found the subject so interesting (yes, I’m weird). ;-)Flannel: “a woven cloth of wool or a blend of wool and cotton”. Historically, a “flannel” could also refer specifically to heavy underclothing made of this cloth. At some point in autumn to avoid “taking a chill”, people would switch out their lighter undergarments for heavier ones made of flannel. The summer underwear was packed away with the lighter clothes until spring when the process was reversed. Sometimes, in lieu of actual underwear, a person was “sewn in for the winter" i.e., rubbed with grease and then wrapped in layers of brown paper and flannel which was then sewn into place to serve as permanent cold protection until the weather warmed up. During my brief search I found anecdotal evidence of this as late as 1939. Grove’s Bromo Quinine among other things contained two grains of phenacetin, one of the first synthetic fever reducers to go on the market. Grove Laboratories, makers of Grover’s Bromo Quinine, were merged into Bristol-Myers Co. in the 1950’s.

Anyone have any more info on the official wearing of flannel for the winter?

~ Grove’s Bromo Quinine, March 1929
via Flickr

Long notes today because I found the subject so interesting (yes, I’m weird). ;-)

Flannel: “a woven cloth of wool or a blend of wool and cotton”. Historically, a “flannel” could also refer specifically to heavy underclothing made of this cloth. At some point in autumn to avoid “taking a chill”, people would switch out their lighter undergarments for heavier ones made of flannel. The summer underwear was packed away with the lighter clothes until spring when the process was reversed. Sometimes, in lieu of actual underwear, a person was “sewn in for the winter" i.e., rubbed with grease and then wrapped in layers of brown paper and flannel which was then sewn into place to serve as permanent cold protection until the weather warmed up. During my brief search I found anecdotal evidence of this as late as 1939.

Grove’s Bromo Quinine among other things contained two grains of phenacetin, one of the first synthetic fever reducers to go on the market. Grove Laboratories, makers of Grover’s Bromo Quinine, were merged into Bristol-Myers Co. in the 1950’s.

Anyone have any more info on the official wearing of flannel for the winter?

~ Dan River Prince Oxford fabric,  August 28, 1948via Flickr"This Dan River oxford makes a shirt that goes with campus clothes like co-eds with star half-backs."

~ Dan River Prince Oxford fabric, August 28, 1948
via Flickr

"This Dan River oxford makes a shirt that goes with campus clothes like co-eds with star half-backs."

~ “Summer Symphony of Fashions" Lana Lobell catalog, 1955via Reminisce

~ Summer Symphony of Fashions" Lana Lobell catalog, 1955
via Reminisce

~ Modern Etiquette in Public and Private, 1893via Internet ArchiveHere to show you how it’s done is Mr. Austin Lane Crothers, 46th Governor of Maryland (1908–1912) wearing a high hat (hopefully while in the city)

~ Modern Etiquette in Public and Private, 1893
via Internet Archive


Here to show you how it’s done is Mr. Austin Lane Crothers, 46th Governor of Maryland (1908–1912) wearing a high hat (hopefully while in the city)

high hat

~ Collier’s Magazine, December 13, 1947 (Flickr The Bees Knees Daily)"Now go to a Recognized Hatter, and choose the hat that fits your head and makes the most of your personality!"

~ Collier’s Magazine, December 13, 1947
(Flickr The Bees Knees Daily)

"Now go to a Recognized Hatter, and choose the hat that fits your head and makes the most of your personality!"
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~ Australian Home Journal, December 1926

likesoldclothes:

~ Australian Home Journal, December 1926

(Source: likesoldclothes, via artdecoblog)

~ The Book of Beauty, Vigor and Elegance, 1874

Note: Ahem. In fairness to Lavater I should mention that in his day slut could also be used to mean “a dirty, slovenly woman”.  Not sure which meaning he was going for here.

~ The Book of Beauty, Vigor and Elegance, 1874

Note: Ahem. In fairness to Lavater I should mention that in his day slut could also be used to mean “a dirty, slovenly woman”. Not sure which meaning he was going for here.

~ Eaton’s Fall and Winter Catalogue, 1920 - 1921via internet archive
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Lee Leens, 1970"Boys! Are you ready to look as old as you feel? Move up to Lee Leens, the pants worn by the high school and college guys."

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Lee Leens, 1970



"Boys! Are you ready to look as old as you feel? Move up to Lee Leens, the pants worn by the high school and college guys."
~ Advice to Young Men and (Incidentally) to Young Women, in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life, by William Cobbett, 1829

~ Advice to Young Men and (Incidentally) to Young Women, in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life, by William Cobbett, 1829