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Timeless Garments

katina | Posted in General Discussion on

Some of you may find this as interesting as I did; it ties in to the discusssion we had recently about well-made garments that one wears for a long time. I hope I’ve put it into the right folder.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/features/stitch-in-time-the-traditional-handmade-workwear-that-has-earned-a-cult-following-876427.html

Katina

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  1. JanF | | #1

    You are correct - an interesting concept! I can see and appreciate their ideas but I wish there were more photos of the actual products in colours etc. They look very utilitarian and the lady who made and wore the brown dress for a year would , I suspect, like their stuff. An interesting merchandising concept here and would probably appeal to a lot of people wanting to embrace a certain lifestyle. Not everyone though, can picture what an item will look like from an illustration, as they are expecting you to do unless you go to the shop. Many times I have made something after looking at the pattern picture - then been greatly disappointed when Ive put it on and realised something wasn't quite right, however subtle that "something" has been.
    I applaud their ethos though wholeheartedly.

    1. katina | | #2

      It's certainly thought provoking. I agree with you about pictures, and wonder if Googling might turn up some?

      Katina

       

      1. JanF | | #3

        Thats a point - I never thought of doing that!!

        1. katina | | #5

          Jan, Donna - some more pics and info here

          http://www.old-town.co.uk/

          Damascusannie - if you see this, can you tell us anything about the sewing machine pictured, please? At least, I think it's a sewing machine!

          Katina

          1. JanF | | #6

            Oh - do you know - I really am pathetic sometimes - I never clicked onto the illustrations to get to the next level!!
            Thanks for your guidance, now I just wonder what other little gems I miss by not spending even more time actually reading all I see on a web page!!

          2. katina | | #7

            Weirdly enough - I didn't either. I googled them this morning and found the link I posted. I guess we all have so many stimulating things going on that we're easily distracted

          3. JanF | | #11

            I definitely second that!

          4. katina | | #12

            Good - thanks

          5. BernaWeaves | | #13

            Oh , I clicked on the next level, and then didn't realize that I had to SCROLL DOWN to see photos of the actual items on models. 

            The men's clothes look like something out of a Miss Marple from the 1950's.  Unfortunately, so do the women's clothes.  The men look cool.  The women look frumpy, like they should be the housekeeper or nanny.

            Berna

          6. JanF | | #20

            I think I have to agree - I quite like the men's stuff - the women's would be ok - if u were slim and a bit younger than I am - if I was to buy the patterned wrap over dress - I would look as if I was wearing my grandma's pinny - sorry apron! I do quite like the idea of the blue wrap over though. However I do not think they will get an order from me unless its for Pete!

          7. damascusannie | | #16

            I'm assuming you mean the green machine in the photo with the man, right? It's some sort of industrial, I suspect it might be a buttonholer, but I'm no expert on industrials and they made them for absolutely EVERYTHING!

          8. katina | | #19

            Yes; thanks Annie

  2. DONNAKAYE | | #4

    Loved the article!  I'm printing it out and putting it -- I don't know -- somewhere.

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      ThreadKoe | | #8

      DonnaKaye, this is where I would put it into my Binder under the heading of Ideas......Cathy

      1. DONNAKAYE | | #15

        Cathy, I started my binder two days ago!  Are you proud?

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          ThreadKoe | | #18

          Very proud Donna. You will start to wonder how you ever lived without it. Yesterday I spent 2 hours filing stuff that had been piling up. I have to get more sheet protectors before I can finish. Cathy

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    ThreadKoe | | #9

    Katina, this was fascinating, my DH loved the mens jacket, said it was something he would wear to death, as it was a classic style that never grows old. He liked the old style flair. Thanks for the link. Cathy

    1. katina | | #10

      I'm really pleased you like it, Cathy.

    2. DONNAKAYE | | #14

      Is this the same DH that rides motorcycles?  I'd love to see him in these clothes riding his bike!  Wouldn't that be a hoot!

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        ThreadKoe | | #17

        Yes it is. I will have to post a pic of us on our bikes one of these days. He has cut his hair recently tho. He grew it long for the Wigs for Kids, and to raise money for Cancer. Hang on a bit and I'll see what I can find. Silly computer will not let me access the files on DD3's desktop, and she is away for a few days. Will have to wait. Sorry. The photobug keeps changing her password so I will not steal her photos. He won't appreciate the funny ones if I post those, tee hee. CathyEdited 7/29/2008 1:12 pm ET by ThreadKoe

        Edited 7/29/2008 1:23 pm ET by ThreadKoe

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