Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hide & Seek

The fall trend runway shows are showing lots of leather - jackets, skirts, pants, vests and anything else that can be fashioned from leather.

When you think of the history of leather clothing, how far back do you think? That heavy shoulder padded purple jacket from the 80s? Your fringed moccasins from the 60s? Or maybe the Marlon Brando classic leather jacket and white t-shirt is what comes to mind.

No matter when you think leather began as clothing, think farther back - at least to the Romans. A Roman soldiers' main piece of protective clothing was a leather shirt. Before wool and flax was spinned to make cloth, people made more of their clothes out of leather and furs. Once they began to have wool and linen cloth, they didn't need leather as much for clothes, but it was still used for many other daily items. Used for carrying water, making shoes, window coverings, or for something to write on, leather is a versatile and sought after material.

Items now available:

Retro 80s Bomber Leather Jacket
Cap Toe Leather Cowboy Boots

Italian Leather Vintage Purse
Collection of Leather Bound Vintage Books

Leather Buttons
Rolls Royce Leather Flask


Keith said...

Great stuff. I love leather.

Hope you've had a good weekend.

Jessica Cangiano said...

What wonderful pieces! Leather buttons are so rarely seen on pieces nowadays, it would be lovely to find a vintage stash of them to use for whatever one fancied.

Wishing you a splendid Sunday,
♥ Jessica

Christine said...

nice! I love that purse and those leather buttons are too cool.