Thursday, July 22, 2010
Vintage Knits Catalog
This is a print taken from a knits catalog. I am guessing it is from the 1950s. As an avid skier and vintage girl, I love this! Even though modern ski clothing is waterproof, more durable, and warmer than its vintage predecessors, the vintage wins in the style category! I wish ski companies had reproduction clothing designs!
However, when it comes to choosing vintage skiis over modern ones, I would pick the contemporary versions, hands down! My dad grew up skiing in the 40s and 50s and he told me that most older skiis were extremely long, thin planks of wood coated with candle wax on the bottom (for slide). The tops were adorned with small metal parts and leather straps for the feet!