Tuesday, January 29, 2013


A delightful post on MsHedgehog's blog, accompanied by this cartoon from 1925.

And Ms H notes that:
there is a fashion among tangueros for rather wideish trousers, which certainly do look very nice in motion, if you get it right, and especially if you dance well; they drape a little, they flow a little, and the way the toes peep out, in their soft, pleasingly stitched and coloured dancing shoes, is charming. If you overdo it, you can look like a traffic cone. If you are not so young and you really overdo it, you can look like a Vampire. And if you dance badly you just look foolish.
And, this can happen.
But risks are the whole point of difficult garments. Seeking to answer the question "can I carry off this possibly ill-advised style?" correctly is a rather basic part of being a human whose immediate needs are met. It exercises the artistic sense, and teaches modesty and wisdom. Enjoy your trousers. Beauty is always dangerous.
I applaud the point she makes in that last paragraph.

1 comment:

  1. Aww, I never saw this! I've been rather insular these past two years. X