A tour through the plaids and tartans in my wardrobe.
19 November 2015
I'm starting a bit before Advent as I own a LOT of plaid and tartan. I could probably go until Easter. This kilt came from a resale shop in Illinois about 30 years ago. It has a Made in UK label, and I would guess it is from the late 60's/early 70's. There are leather buckle fastenings. The kilt is 100% wool. I do not know this particular tartan's lineage, but if you do, feel free to let me know.
Day Two 19 November 2015
Vintage pure wool kilt by Cobra Kilts, made in Ireland.
Day Three 20 November 2015
Vintage all wool, by Corbin Ltd. Made in USA label. I think this is from the 80's.
Day Four 21 November 2015
Vintage Pendleton, all wool made in USA.
Day Five 22 November
Day Six 23 November
Day Seven 24 November 2015
Day Seven 25 November 2015
Whew, we made it through the first week! To celebrate, here's a used-car salesman wearing a vintage plaid sportcoat by Cricketeer.
"You need wheels? I'll get you into a car for nothing down and just $129. a month (with a huge balloon payment at the end of six years). Come on, let's take this thing out on Dodge Street at five o'clock and watch it handle traffic."
Day Eight 26 November 2015
Today was Thanksgiving in the US, so I didn't want to wear a good wool kilt to spend the day cooking. Wash and wear polyester-perfect for domestic drudgery, and holidays!
Day Nine 27 November 2015
True vintage Pendleton 49'er jacket. Pure wool, made in USA.
Day Ten 28 November 2015
Day Eleven 29 November 2015
Day Twelve 30 November 2015
Heavy cotton flannel jumper/pinafore.
Day Thirteen 1 December 201
(Pardon the older photo)
1990's rayon and velvet two-piece outfit. Made for Jordan Marsh.
Day Fourteen 2 December 2015
1980's plaid mohair oversized sweater, made in British Crown Colony of Hong Kong. Sorry again for the old photos, but trust me, the sweater looks the same. I still have the Mighty Ford Tempo, but I haven't driven it in a while.
Day Fifteen 3 December 2015
Hair bow, purchased new, Marshall Field's, 1988. Made in France.
Day Sixteen 4 December 2015
Wool skirt, Pendleton 2000's.
Day Seventeen 5 December 2015
Woll/Acrylic jacket by Bedford Fair, Made in USA 90's
Day Eighteen 6 December 2015
Wool skirt by Panther. 1970's, made in USA. Lined.
Day Nineteen 7 December 2015
1980's wool tartan, Land's End, fully lined, made in USA.
Day Twenty 8 December 2015
Day Twenty-One 9 December 2015
Day Twenty-Two 10 December 2015
Day Twenty-Three 11 December 2015
Day Twenty-Four 12 December 2015
Day Twenty-Five 13 December 2015
Plaid linen suit. 1980's. Fully lined.
Day Twenty-Six 14 December 2015
Polyester 1970's by Russ Togs
Day Twenty-Seven 15 December 2015
Polyester double-knit trousers, 1970's.
Day Twenty-Eight 16 December 2015
Day Twenty-Nine 17 December 2015
Skirt (part of suit) synthetic material, 1980's.
Day Thirty 18 December 2015
Day Thirty-One 19 December 2015
1970's skirt. Wool, unlined, made in USA.
Day Thirty-Two 20 December 2015
Woven wool cape, made in Ireland. 1990's
Day Thirty-Three 21 December 2015
1970's polyester skirt by Cricketeer
Day Thirty-Four 22 December
Day Thirty-Five 23 December 2015
1970's polyester maxi by Pikettes
Day Thirty-Six 24 December 2015
1970's polyester plaid jacket.
Day Thirty-Seven Christmas 2015
Pendleton wool pinafore, 1960's
Well, we've made it to Christmas-but there's still more plaid to go. I could keep this going until Easter, but I think I'll draw it to a close on Epiphany unless there's outcry to continue. I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas/Day off.
Day Thirty-Eight Boxing Day 2015
26 December 2015 Day Thirty-Nine
Vintage Pendleton, all wool unlined.Made in USA.
29 December Day Forty
Vintage Pendleton, all wool, made in USA.
Day Forty-One 30 December 2015
Day Forty-Two Last of December 2015
Day Forty-Three New Year's Day 2016
1970's polyester houndstooth jacket.
Aha! I thought I remembered seeing you in a biker babe jacket! Is this the one you dared to wear with the Halston? Well and boldly done!
And while I'm here, I'll note my eyes gleam greenly at the French hairbow with the metallic detail and those exquisite low-heeled pumps. Favoring dark separates as a base, I'd certainly consider buying tops and bottoms to feature these accessories!
I have finally been able to access this 'project'. When I've tried before the link wasn't highlighted and therefore didn't work.
What an amazing collection of plaids and tartans! You have put together some gorgeous outfits. I particularly liked the polyester trousers and all the kilts and skirts and suits....
I only have plaid tights at the moment. I did see a nice yellow plaid kilt last week in the charity shops but it was very expensive and not my size....next time, maybe?
you own a lot of fabulous plaid, tartan and such.... and you know to wear it!
love plaid too - "karo" here.
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