November 21, 2009

Emily Post and Homespun

Every so often I re-read Emily Post's chapter on clothing in Etiquette* as sort of a booster shot for good intentions. This time I noticed she mentions "homespun" fabric.

As in, it was good etiquette to wear clothes made of homespun when out in the country or on a golf course.

As in, rich people wore it.

I'm guessing with all the social occasions Post describes, they didn't have time to spin the stuff themselves.

*I have the "new and enlarged edition," fourteenth edition, printed in 1934.

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