February 24, 2009

Fashion Faux Pas

F is for fashion.


The fickle finger of fate led a fashion-conscious fellow to a finished fringed garment, a fait accompli, a failsafe facsimile of mountain manwear to impress family and friends. No factory-made article, this, but fabric sewn with faceted skill, a fantasy made for this fellow, as if by a faithful fairy godmother. In one facile move, the fellow forked over the fabled fee.
And with his facetious friendmaker, he forayed out in fabulous fashion.
Photo credit: our son Eric, model for my last ABC Wednesday post, E is for Ear Wax, and author of the blog Musings of a Wandering Physicist.
**Fact or fiction factor: Steve always wanted a fringed leather jacket, so he was delighted when he acquired one a few years ago. Isn’t it fantastic with his bobcat hat? (I know it's not politically correct these days, and I'd never buy a fur of any kind. However, many years ago, an old Louisiana trapper gifted Steve with a smelly, uncured bobcat hide, and guess who got to cure it? Yours truly. That's the closest I ever want to get to living the pioneer life.)
Does my fella look like a mountain man, or what?
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19 comments:

  1. Oh Janie, He's a cutie.... I know he's proud of that fringed leather jacket.

    Don't think I'd EVER want to cure any kind of hide or whatever!! Gee--I'm definitely not a pioneer woman.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Oh that Steve.....he marches to his own drummer, kind of like someone else I know!

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  3. lol! I love the alliteration...

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  4. I'm envious of that wonderful fringed coat and love the bobcat hat. Although I don't kill, I do collect furs and such.
    He's a good looking mountain man.

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  5. Nice jacket.
    Your photos from "My world" post are amazing!

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  6. That is a beautiful garmet and it must be a pleasure to wear it. Enjoy it and appreciate all the workmanship that went into it.

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  7. An outfit like that never goes out of fashion! In fact, that's what they are wearing on the Paris catwalks as we speak.

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  8. You all are hysterical! I think this photo should be submitted to the Smithsonian - ha!

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  9. He sure does look like one, although i think he needs a lot more facial hair LOL

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  10. I have always thought that men grow beautiful with age, and your Steve confirms it. And the cathide does its too!

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  11. Why do I hear a song from the dim, dark, furthest recesses of my childhood, ringing in my head?

    Davey - Davey Crockett!
    King of the Wild Frontier!


    :D

    Tink *~*~*
    Now Playing at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* : Sanibel Island, pre-Charlie

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  12. I have something for you at my blog

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  13. Wow, what a fabulous furry fellow! Great pics on your site! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  14. I think he looks quite dashing and dandy.

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  15. A fantastic F post! You covered a lot of F's. Thanks for your visit!

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  16. You definitely stayed true to the f-theme! Fantastic...

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