Kristen Ferrell, “Night Cap”
Gah! I need to get my hands on this.
I want to turn my Mullholland Master into a Brough Superior Bonneville Salt Flats team jacket. And to be able to afford one of these sometime.
I think I’ll have to settle for the former though.
I wish S3 was nearer.
I have been completely unable to maintain any semblance of relationship on any level
I have been a bastard to the people who have actively attempted to deliver me from peril
I have been acutely undeserving of the ear that listen up and lip that kissed me on the temple
I have been accustomed to a stubborn disposition that admits it wish it’s history disassembled
I have been a hypocrite in sermonizing tolerance while skimming for a ministry to pretzel
I have been unfairly resentful of those I wish that acted different when the bidding was essential
I have been a terrible communicator prone to isolation over sympathy for devils
I have been my own worst enemy since the very genesis of rebels
It’s undeniable that the fashion niche which encompasses rugged work wear, denim, vintage reproductions, and period-esque pieces is predominately dominated by, and obsessed over by men. While it’s pretty awesome that there are brands offering me and members of my sex such variety in those types of clothing, I can’t help but think that this niche is neglecting our better halves. For instance: the selvege denim craze was late to start offering jeans made for women and when they did start being produced, the pants were in stark contrast to what was being made for men. While the major Japanese denim companies were making men’s denim with durability in mind, some of them cut like famous jeans of yore, women only got slim-fit, low rise jeans. Which is totally fine. Because in this day and age, that’s typically the kind of cut women spring for. But what about the girls who want that higher rise, looser leg fit? Or something that’s inspired by vintage cuts, but don’t necessarily want to buy men’s pants? There’s nothing really filling that gap. The reason I’m writing this is in fact because I have heard from a few women that they wish there were more brands making denim for women with more old fashioned cuts. I’m sure they’re not the only ones wishing for that.
Now to take a step away from just focusing on denim: If etsy has taught us anything, it’s that there are a fair few women who are willing to spend outrageous amounts of money on period pieces that are typically made by someone with too much time on their hands, and may not be made to the highest quality. One of the reasons I’m attracted so much to brands like Mister Freedom is that for essentially the same price as some of those costume-y late 1800s/early 1900s vests on etsy, I can get a similarly styled, albeit much more practical, vest that is designed by someone who has vintage clothing running through his veins and is made to the highest standards by the geniuses at Toyo. The success of Mister Freedom truly makes me believe that something similar to that could work if geared towards women…like a Mrs. Freedom. Because I think it’s pretty shitty that if a girl wants to buy something like a prarie dress, she has to either buy something vintage that will cost an arm and a leg and probably fall apart if used daily, or a bad facsimile of that from etsy…which will also probably fall apart if used daily.
So yeah…I fear that this post may seem like incoherent, unfocused rambling. I am quite tired as it is after 4 in the morning, but I thought this would be good to write about. Now for some denim pr0n…here’s a friend of mine in a pair of Sugar Cane 1947s.
It takes a steady hand to navigate adulterous waters