Author Archives: Beth

Menswear again, and the beauty of the worn

In my post of January 30, 2014, I referred briefly to a book that has some pretty wonderful photography, “Vintage Menswear: A Collection from the Vintage Showroom”.  FIT has been smart enough to purchase this book which was put together … Continue reading

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Old silk, old roads, old habits

Last week, I came across an article which highlights some recent textile finds in Milan.   These relics are associated with the early Christian Saint Ambrose, who was elected bishop of the city of Milan in 374 C.E. What makes … Continue reading

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The Future, as imagined in the past

So today I got an email from the British Museum, who have several really nifty blogs. http://www.britishmuseum.org/blog.aspx?ref=header Not surprising, because they are a museum full of very nifty things.  Someone on staff had found an article, written in 1969, thinking … Continue reading

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