need to find my mums!! They should be cold no? but i love their checkered shirts. ironically, wore one yesterday. how weird that i’m wearing something people wore over 50 years ago.
I saw you at LFW, would have come to talk to you, but I had to rush off to a show:( and you looked busy. next time maybe. still a big fan of the blog. its been what 500 years.
Too funny — I knew they were California girls before I scrolled down to the caption — reminded me of pictures of my aunt’s from the same time. Fabulous photo and I really want those khaki’s on the right. ;-)
I love this photo. Their faces are so feminine, all made up with their hair but then something needed to be done and they tought: “I’ll just put on my husbands clothes and do this!” Also, awesome boots!
My parents lived in LA back in the early 40′s and vacationed near Big Bear and I have pictures of my mother with same type of outfit on. The hair braided and scarved and the same wook or flannel plaid shirts with wide and roomy pants. It was so fun to see these two with their axes!
So significative of an era when women were starting to take on the jobs of men with the wide shirts and trousers. I think the fact that they are wearing make-up and pulling this off with some style shows that they are proud of what they are doing:)
This is so cool it reminds me of all the old photos we have Up North in Wisconsin — we lived nextdoor to a lodge/resort for years (until the caretakers sold it to my uncle), so now the general store is the one we look to for photos of those tall, strong Norwegian women who looked after their ancestors’ place for so many years (the Rismon gals)… What a photo!
I am fairly certain that these shirts, worn so well by these lovely ladies, are the classic Pendleton shirt of the day. I have two of them. One can see them in vintage photos of our families, in movies of the late 30′s and early 40′s, etc. Pendleton made them for men and women and the women’s are definitely styled for us gals, with a more fitted waistline and buttons on the proper side. They are very flattering. My Grandmother wore them, and my Mother (age 76) and I (49) still wear them today.