A find from out West last time I went, this is my second jacket of this type. It’s made of a very heavy synthetic fiber – probably an acrylic, and has a real Happy Days feel to me – and unisex appeal. I love the abstract geometric designs on these and the bright Fall colors on this one. Warm and attention-getting. Wear them with slacks, jeans, leggings or they can even go over a skirt or sheath dress. . . . . . .
As I write this, there are four garments in my wardrobe which are made of this textile. It’s a very heavy, glossy yarn and is a mystery to me. Even my sister, with an MFA in costume design, couldn’t help me with more information! I do suspect that it’s from the 1940’s or 1930’s, when natural fabrics such as wool, silk and cotton, were sidelined to produce uniforms, parachutes and other supplies for the war effort. So many great synthetics were developed about that time in history, to produce clothing for the civilian population. If anyone can shed light on this investigation, please send the intelligence. Although it may be Top Secret, it’s time to declassify it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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