Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer
I know, I know, we talked about this. Buying vintage bathing suits is like purchasing used underwear and is by that logic grody. But Carolyn Landry's mother is making me reconsider, your honor. Take a look at Hannah Helen Leslie (and her friend) in 1927-- a time when shorts were built in to all regulation swimwear and policemen measured the distance between nether regions and knee on the beach. Oppressive? Yes. But all that fabric begged for a mean pattern you'll be hard-pressed to find on beaches today.
Point is, I'm making peace with the vintage suit purchase.
Here's one I'd like to get right now. For $75 clams this polyesther 60's rainbow suit is BEYOND (...the Valley of the Dolls). Plus the crotch region appears to have a shelf to store your keys, cash and whatnots.