#98: Simple Measures, Simple Pleasures
Simple times call for simple measures. Things weren’t so simple I suppose in the 1930’s and in the Great Depression, but the sensibility of the era shows through in each simple, clean detail of the clothes that the everyman or everywoman wore.
Three shirts from the 1930’s, each designed for a different type of person and personality, each perfect in their own simple way. And each replete with a perfect pocket or two. I love a good pocket (who doesn’t), and these are very good pockets. A functional necessity and an aesthetic pleasure. What goes in your breast pocket?
(All a little wrinkled, but then again so am I on the weekend…)
Boys button-down shirt, with a homemade hem
By Kaynee, and California styled (ooh la la). Kaynee is still in business producing nationally distributed school uniforms. This may have been part of a young teen’s school wardrobe.
Mens two-pocket cotton button down in cream. A soak in Oxy-clean took the rusty age marks right out of this one. A perfect weekend shirt. No label.
A little silky rayon blouse for the lady (oh, I guess that’s me…)
Precious flap pocket
Lovely ruching detail at the shoulder
Not a single detail overdone or gaudy, placed harmoniously within the context of the time.