Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rainwear

from tumblr

Daddy's money or fashion trumps? While verily I understand suffering for your art, some things are simply beyond male understanding.

For instance, take the photo below which appeared in Bill Cunningham's column in the NY Times 2 Sundays ago.

Bill Cunningham- NYT

In olden days rainwear protected the wearer from the elements. Kept one comfortable, dry, presentable for your next engagement, all the while looking if not stylish at least pragmatic.

Sartorialist photo

So what's Bill's gal gonna do? Her stilts might keep her out of puddles, but what's to save her from the cold, or splashes?


Boys may not have the sense to come out of the rain, but at least they dress for the occasion.

Toad

4 comments:

Lisa Campbell said...

True, but many of those boys design women's clothing.

Shelley said...

Tell me why I cannot find a trench coat sold in England or Scotland with a hood...those I have to buy back in the US of A.

little augury said...

yes the trench has gone way beyond the rain-real fashion now. Nothing is better, and don't forget AH in Breakfast at Tiffany's which that 1st shot must be inspired by.

Hugo Chavez said...

You'd be amazed how many rain coats no longer come with hoods - even those manufactured by companies known for their outdoor wear like Land's End or Eddie Bauer. I don't expect a Land's End rain coat to be attractive or flattering or to win any fashion awards but I do expect it to at least keep me dry. Otherwise what is the point of a frumpy rain coat?