Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
"Rogers Peet was a men's clothing company founded on November 6, 1874. Rogers Peet introduced several innovations into the men's wear business: they attached tags to garments giving fabric composition, they marked garments with price tags (the established practice was to haggle), they offered customers their money back if not satisfied, and they used illustrations of specific merchandise in their advertising."
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
"Partners William Galey and Charles Lord founded Galey & Lord in 1886 to market fabrics to the apparel industry. The pair established the company as a selling agent for their other business, Aberfoyle, a mill in Pennsylvania. The firm grew steadily, and by 1922 it also functioned as sales agent for Camerton Mills. During the Great Depression, Galey & Lord manufactured a fabric common for civilian work wear--khaki. Though expensive, khaki earned its place as a conventional apparel fabric at this time." More info found here.
Each of these dresses was available from the Montgomery Ward Catalog, Spring/Summer in 1945. The dresses were $12.98 each, the hats, "Large Sailor hat of lustrous imported Straw Braid" and "Smart Mushroom Brim Bonnet of rich imported Straw Braid" were $12.50 each.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
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Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Well suited to the season is this charming suit, No. 7487 and No. 7477, which has the new blouse coat made with the upper part separate from the circular peplum. The closing is high, but the arrangement of the neck is adjustable so that the coat may be worn closed or open at will. The sleeves are plain and may flare at the wrist or not, as desired.
The simple walking-skirt made with four gores, and has a front closing. There are pockets at each side of the front, and additional change-pockets on the belt.
The present season is marked by the use of fur on all manner of garments. On this suit it serves effectively as trimming for collar, cuffs and peplum-edge. A band may also edge the skirt.
This style is much liked for velveteen and for broadcloth, as well as for some of the heavier novelty mixtures.
The coat - pattern, No. 7487, is cut in sizes from 34 to 44 inches bust measure. To make the coat in the medium size will require 2 3/4 yards of 44-inch material, with 4 1/2 yards of fur to trim as shown.
The skirt - pattern, No. 7477, is cut in sizes from 22 to 34 inches waist measure. To make the skirt in the medium size will require 2 3/4 yards of 44 inch material.
Ladies' and Misses' Evening Coat
There is hardly anyone who does not at some time during the winter season need an evening wrap. The one shown, No. 7473, is simple in style, and depends upon the material used for its richness of effect.
The fronts are plain, closed in the center, with adjustable collar which miay be worn closed or open. The back is seamless, but a seam will scarcely show should narrow material require one. There is just a little easing of the fabric around the neck, giving graceful lines below. The sleeves are plain and wide, inserted in the regulation manner.
Such a coat as this will be handsome in any of the new velvet weaves, waterfall, velours, or plush and also in satin, broadcloth and similar materials. These, will all require an interlining. Fur makes a smart trimming, but something less costly may be substituted if desired.
The coat - ptttern, No. 7473, is cut in sizes for 34, 38 and 42 inches bust measure. To make the coat in the medium size will require 5 3/4 yards of 36 inch material, with 5 3/8 yards of fur banding.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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