Thursday, February 27, 2014

Made in America, since 1887

I've been thinking a lot about heritage lately.

I work for a company that has been in business since 1887. It's occasionally humbling to think of the generations of people who have held my position in this company over the many years, but yesterday I was able to put my hands on some of the tangible evidence of that history.



We have a collection of about 75 garments, some of which date all the way back to the early days of the company. Probably half of them are the body coats of the type that fell out of favor in the early 20th century and as I work on prototyping for Spring 2015 I wanted to have a look through some of them. We are in the process of cataloging, documenting, and properly storing them, so at one point there will be proper quality photos, but I snapped a few quick ones yesterday. More to follow...

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4 comments:

Marysia said...

How beautiful, thank you so much for sharing the pictures.
I do hope that your hand is improving...............I know its a long haul after surgery. You will get there; patience will bring its reward and doing the physio!!

Kindest regards from the other side of the pond.

s. said...

wonderful, looking forward to more of these.

SunGold said...

Those are fabulous garments. The wools make me drool and the seam bindings/flat piping (or whatever the proper term) knock me out. Thank you for posting.

Marie said...

Wow, wow, wow! How fantastic. Thanks for sharing these.

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