Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What's in Your Closet?



"Summer and the living
is easy." It's the season
for shorts, t-shirts and
sandals. Sooo, that's
what we are talking
about today among
other things...

The fashion industry
generates an average
revenue of 20 billion
dollars a year. I have
"donated" A LOT
to this industry over
years! How about YOU?

I found this little ditty
about "vintage" and
"retro" clothing inter-
esting.

Vintage clothing---is
clothing made between
20-100 years ago. Check-
several items I have are
"vintage." Who knew?
Retro clothing---is
clothing recently made
that is designed to res-
emble the style of
another period. Who
knew THAT too?

This has totally changed
my thought processes.

Now on to those clothes
of summer--

It was not acceptable to
for women to wear
shorts in public until
World War II.

More than 2 billion t-shirts
are sold each year. I have
one or two in my closet.  :)

The earliest known shoes
are sandals that date back
to approx 7000 B.C.

The bikini (I don't own one)
was named after the island
Bikini Atoll, where the US
military were testing bombs
in World War II. It was
also named because it's
creator, Louis Reard
believed the revealing
suit would create a shock
like the Atomic Bomb.

We can't talk about clothes
without talking about JEANS.
According to legend, the first
pair of Levi's (around 1853)
cost $6 and was paid for in
Gold Dust.

The word "jeans" comes from
the cotton pants worn by
"Genes" the local term for
Genoan Sailors.

The average American owns 7
pairs of blue jeans. Glad to
know that I am average. How
about you?
A known fact--my mom never
owned or wore a pair of jeans.
She thought they were too heavy
and hot.

Are you average? What does
your summer attire consist
of?


~Keep on Dreaming~

7 comments:

  1. I have to agree with your moms opinion about jeans.
    I don't have any jeans either. Much to clunky and hot.
    I prefer slacks, and all summer, I wear capris .

    Very informative post.. thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I am so short that I'm real comfy in
      capris. Most clothes makers don't
      really get what petite/short is.

      M : )

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  2. You have posted some fun facts here.... If only girls had worn jeans when I was a teenager. But oh no....our school only allowed dresses. I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't wear shorts in the summer....I am way too hot natured for anything else...

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    1. I didn't wear jeans until Jr. High.
      I agree I would miss my shorts too!

      M :)

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  3. I thought my mom was the only one! She did not like jeans, and also thought they were too hot. I think before she died at 94, she had bought one pair of light "jeans type" slacks to wear. I don't even remember her wearing slacks when I was a child!

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  4. Interesting.
    Mom wanted no part of them.
    She was of the "pantsuit" generation
    then moved to pants and tops.
    I'd be lost without mine.

    M :-)

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  5. Bermuda shorts and cotton, woven button up short sleeved shirts.

    I like jeans, though, too, but I only have two pairs!

    ReplyDelete

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