Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Back to the '50s.

Well well Mr. Fall! 'Bout time you showed! Yes Fall is finally coming to New York which means it's time to transition from cotton to tweed! Today for work I went with the late '50s look, which is an era I haven't dressed in since my college days.

    I showed details of the sweater vest in a previous post, but here's some detailed shots of the jacket.
             Thick nubby flecked pattern. A staple for any man in the late '50s. Quite warm too!

                                                  Patterned liner to give it that "Rockabilly" look.

 And here's a little extra bonus for all you lovers of vintage workwear. I scored these great pair of whipchord pants on eBay a few weeks ago! They certainly don't make the material tough like this anymore!

                                             Another nice example of a label with a WPL number.
                                                         Cuffs are medium size but nice and wide!
                Close up of the material and the rare example of a union label sewn into pants the pants.
My recent song obsession comes from a "Screen Song" cartoon. It's a tune that's been sung, whistled and hummed in cartoons and movies for a good 80 something years and only just discovered that it's called, "Short'nin Bread".