Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bold Fashion Choices--All The News That's Fit To Wear!!

If you were a hip teen female circa 1958, this is what you were wearing:

Really? You basically walk around dressed in newspapers? No, that's not for the homeless, that's for the trend-setters!! It "teenagers' rage"!!

While I get the appeal of walking around with, oh, "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN" on your back, at some point the antiquated headlines might actually make you UN-cool!!

Maybe we could use today's tech: have the jacket made with e-ink, and update the headlines daily via wi-fi. Holy shit, that's sort of genius! I'd better go patent that idea right now!!

But of you weren't a newsy type person, well, 1958 had other options for you:

A jacket with love letters printed all over it? Other people's love letters? Help me out ladies--is that at all cool? Isn't it, well, icky?

Maybe if it were covered with Dear John letters, that would set the right tone for your dates...

Or, if you're not that cool, you can dress like a jump-suited elf:

Black and maize plaid? Sign me up!!

Ad from True Bride-To-Be Romances #30 (1958)

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