This post was written by Lindy Dandy.
Believe it or not there are some dance events where you’ll be able to wear these finds.
First, a bathing suit. I’m probably just strange, but I’ve always been fascinated by men’s vintage bathing suits. Manufacturers didn’t have access to the man-made fabrics we have today, so they had to make their suits out of natural fibers that could survive sea water. Many were made out of wool, a material we usually associate with suits and sweaters. Hmm, this one is actually in my size.
There are several exchanges with dances at the beach:
- CHEX, which I heard (and saw) was a great time. I wish I could’ve been there!
- (and two plugs for my local scene) VBLX: June 17-20
- Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange: September 9-12
Second, tails. It’s too often that you can wear clothing this formal to a dance event (or any event for that matter), but I would get tails if only for the New Year’s Eve party at Lindy Focus. Check out the details on the lapels and buttons.
2 thoughts on “Strange Vintage Pairing: Two “Suits””
I’ve danced with Drew Nugent when he was in tails and a top hat. The follower visual on tails must be like the leader visual when a follow wears a twirly skirt – there’s a flair and a slight lag of the fabric.
That’s brilliant, LS. I didn’t even think about it as the male equivalent (visually) of a skirt.
Hmm, I love dancing with girls with twirly skirts. I usually throw in extra spins if she’s extra twirly.
I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready to dance in a kilt, though.