White Shirts ‘n’ Waistcoats
My stay in Hay on Wye has been memorable not only for the amazing countryside, local hospitality, regional delecacies, and books, books , books but also for the antique markets. This is a collection of 26 dealers selling a feast of antiques, collectables, kitchenalia, jewellery and, joy of joys …vintage clothing. I found a fabulous array of Victorian, Edwardian and early 20th century clothes and accessories including white shirts. There were shirts with ruffles, with starched collars, with wing collars, Granddad shirts without collars, shirts with large cuffs, 3 button cuffs, ruffled cuffs
… you get the picture?
There was also row upon row of neckties and cravats and a whole section devoted to vintage waistcoats, including my very favourite style – the one with the soft, silky, satin back with the little belt fastener to make a snug fit.
And SO tactile ..
photos are stills from Gluck’s Orphee. Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Studio Farao DVD.
Whether you are togged up in white shirt and waistcoat or not ...
HAVE A WONDERFUL WHITE SHIRT WEEKEND!
I know my weekend will be good – I’ve got a date with Alcina!