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What we call pants today were once known by many other names—bloomers, knickers, knickerbockers, trousers, and even pajamas. I was reminded of the latter name by a 1931 Vogue article “Pyjamas—When Are They Worn?” The article uses the term pyjamas … Continue reading
Alice Coachman was the first African American woman to win a gold medal, a feat she accomplished in the high jump in London in 1948. She died in 2012. In the New York Times photograph above she is dressed in exercise … Continue reading
If you ever want to know what some older women thought of the move to more casual clothing after World War Two, look no further than Flannery O’Conner’s darkly funny story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” (1953). The … Continue reading