Old Jantzen tags are fucking cute. I love their diving lady logo. This tag was from an adorable sweater I sold a few years ago. It had short sleeves and was made of wool. I've owned and sold a few short sleeved sweaters over the years, and if anyone can tell me how to wear them comfortably, I'll laugh in your face, because it isn't possible!
I thought it would be interesting, after Mary's post about fugly ass sweatshirts, to find an example of an item of clothing with diagonal ruffles that actually is awesome. I mean, that poor model in the grey sweatshirt Mary posted looks like she's been lassoed by an errant scrunchie that fell from the ponytail of a giant jazzercise monster.
In any event, behold: The "Ziggy Stardust" dress by Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell, a swinging London husband and wife fashion and textile designer team:
I mean, either lean in to the flounces or GTFO, man. Don't slap one line of ruffles on a GREY SWEATSHIRT and call it "fashion". That's just some lazy crap. Also, flouncing around in these flowy silk chiffon gowns would be a lot of fun.
More on Clark & Birdwell in the future - the clothes they made together in the late 60s/early 70s are some of my favorites. But for now, just enjoy the embarrassment of ruffles.