Of flags and clothing

The American celebration of Independence Day includes some colorful traditions, like fireworks and often firecrackers and sparklers, picnics and cookouts, and a lot of showing the good old red, white, and blue.

Given our recent focus on the DIY, I did a quick search on Etsy for “American flag clothes” to see what would come up:

http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=all&includes[0]=tags&q=american+flag+clothing&page=6

Hmm.  We might be a little obsessed here?  I’m overwhelmed by the amount of merchandise we are creating in honor of our country.  I’ll leave the why to social historians and fashion theorists and just highlight a few of the more interesting applications for the entertainment of you readers.

These shoes delight me:

http:/tinyurl.com/rhinestoneflagshoes

As do these, for completely different reasons:

http://tinyurl.com/littlegirlflagshoes

Denim is apparently also as American as apple pie, and shorts are a popular item:

http://tinyurl.com/kxl3hor

Bathing suits, especially women’s bikinis, were also very popular:

http://tinyurl.com/ka9bs8q

Tutus for children were also recurring:

http://tinyurl.com/kewqoza

And just to fill you in with some fact checking on flaggish myths, we offer this:

http://www.clotureclub.com/2011/07/myths-american-flag/

I hope this brief twirl through Etsy’s American flag merchandise has cheered up our loyal readers, and we wish you and yours a glorious 4th of July weekend!

 

 

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3 Responses to Of flags and clothing

  1. George T. says:

    Ah! Those shoes are so awesome!

  2. Matthew says:

    UDDATED LINKS:
    The American celebration of Independence Day includes some colorful traditions, like fireworks and often firecrackers and sparklers, picnics and cookouts, and a lot of showing the good old red, white, and blue.
    Given our recent focus on the DIY, I did a quick search on Etsy for “American flag clothes” to see what would come up:

    http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=all&includes0=tags&q=american+flag+clothing&page=6

    Hmm.  We might be a little obsessed here?  I’m overwhelmed by the amount of merchandise we are creating in honor of our country.  I’ll leave the why to social historians and fashion theorists and just highlight a few of the more interesting applications for the entertainment of you readers.
    These shoes delight me:

    http://tinyurl.com/rhinestoneflagshoes

    As do these, for completely different reasons:

    http://tinyurl.com/littlegirlflagshoes

    Denim is apparently also as American as apple pie, and shorts are a popular item:

    http://tinyurl.com/kxl3hor

    Bathing suits, especially women’s bikinis, were also very popular:

    http://tinyurl.com/ka9bs8q

    Tutus for children were also recurring:

    http://tinyurl.com/kewqoza

    And just to fill you in with some fact checking on flaggish myths, we offer this:

    http://www.clotureclub.com/2011/07/myths-american-flag/

    I hope this brief twirl through Etsy’s American flag merchandise has cheered up our loyal readers, and we wish you and yours a glorious 4th of July weekend!

  3. Beth says:

    Aha! After some tinkering, I *finally* have all the original links working again! Thank you, Matthew, for reposting them all in the interim.

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