Fashion for your man

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Everything about Sewing
Vogue
1972

I know everyone is running to get some info on how to make that stylin’ suit on the cover. The ultra wide tie really pulls it all together. (Sidenote: I believe there is a rogue photo of my husband as a teenager dressed up in a similar manner. He denies all knowledge of this alleged photo.)

I really love some of the fashion stuff from yesteryear. I crack up about what we all thought was so cool back in the day. Then I cry because I am old.

Mary

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13 comments

  1. Even though the book is old, the principles of sewing now are exactly the same — where and how to take measurements, fabric characteristics, making seams of various kinds, etc. It could still be very useful for anyone learning to sew.

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    1. But libraries are not the TARDIS. They’re not bigger on the inside. This is fine for the private collection of someone who makes costumes and/or cosplays themselves. But not for a public library.

      That being said, if someone can find a book that has how to sew Karl Kolchak’s suit (Kolchak The Night Stalker) let me know. I want to eventually do a gender-bent Kolchak cosplay.

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        1. There’s lots of characters from the 1970s who are popular still. 1970s versions of super heroes, Kolchak The Night Stalker was a 1970s tv program, Saturday Night Fever is still a very popular movie, etc. So I’m sure if you went to Comic Con you’d see a few people dressed in 1970s versions of the X-Men or Superman if you looked.

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            1. But how will you learn to make their costumes without a reference to the style they wore? Cosplayers do make costumes based on those older designs. Look at the dude who’d been dubbed Captain Dad.

              http://onawingandaswear.tumblr.com/post/54289857704/hello-all-so-this-is-my-dad-and-hes-planning-on

              http://fuckyeahcaptainamerica.tumblr.com/post/56444490494/three-cheers-for-captain-dad

              Granted, this is a 1940s look but all the same – if someone wants to cosplay Luke Cage as he looked in the 1970s they’re going to need a book on how to sew a 1970s type outfit. My own hoped for cosplay is going to need me somehow getting someone to make me a female version of Carl Kolchak’s iconic blue suit.

              Now I’m not at all saying this needs to stay in a public library. But I assure you, somewhere out there is a cosplayer – or even just a costume designer for theaters and movies – who would love this for their personal library as it will help them with their planned cosplay Clark Kent circa 1973.

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  2. cover: the intelligent design hypothesis posits that pies were created specifically to be thrown in these two’s faces

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  3. In 1972 I made incredibly wide neckties for all the menfolk on my Christmas list. Some even wore them in public.

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