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Dog Walking Fashion

I love this photo of ladies from the 1950’s wearing dog collars around their ankles, over their white bobby socks. So fun!

I am not sure if this trend lasted very long, but it was obviously worth photographing.

If you love your dog, we have socks that also have a dog collar … but it is woven into the design so it won’t slide down!

For the love of fashion and dogs, get your collared dog lover socks today and enjoy your walk!

 

The History of the Sock Monkey + SOCK MONKEY GIVEAWAY

We Have a Winner, Folks!

Congratulations to Laura Belcher for winning the Foot Traffic sock monkey, lovingly made by Carol Waganat.

Laura, we will contact you via email to get your shipping information 🙂

A big thank you to all our fans who participated. We appreciate you!

Psst…

Stay tuned for a Foot Traffic Sock Monkey socks (pictured below) giveaway in the coming weeks.

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Foot Traffic Time Capsule Opening Party!

What’s in the Foot Traffic time capsule?

Who knows!?!…

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Fishnet stockings: who wears them?

Fishnet stockings are a fashion item that includes a history of allure and fashion. Called fishnets because of the way they are woven in small diamond shapes, today’s fishnets range from a tightly woven, more refined pattern, to a larger scale pattern for the more daring.

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Iris Apfel: Fashion Maven Extraordinaire

The divine Iris Apfel

Her endless creative fashion inspirations leave me speechless. Why? Because she is a powerful inventive woman that has not defined her style by others but by her personal conviction to wear what gives her joy in both fashion and home décor. Making bold choices in her eclectic clothing combinations and exotic baubles, this 90-year-old nonagenarian is deservedly defined as a fashion icon. I am a fan of street style, and Iris is the queen. With tasteful eccentricity, she combines flea market finds with tribal artifacts and couture.

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Blast From the Past

Would You Rock It?

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The Quality of Cashmere…

So much luxury from such a little goat!

Cashmere Goat - Selvege magazine Cashmere Goat - Selvege magazine

We can thank the Capra Hircus Laniger goat for giving us the incredibly soft, supple, sought-after fiber, cashmere. For over 10,000 years, this remarkable goat has been present in Central Asia, and is still thriving in the remote regions of the inhospitable uplands of Inner and Outer Mongolia, Afghanistan, and Iran.  The extreme weather conditions and the Cashmere Goat - Selvege magazinescarcity of water and vegetation on this arid countryside have forced these particular goats to adapt and survive on very little. It’s OK. They like it.

The extreme changes in temperature between day and night as well as the brutal harsh winters (sometimes 45 degrees below zero!) require the goats to grow a unique coat, providing warmth and protection. The long course outer hairs are the guard hairs. The underfleece, the fine soft silky hairs, six times finer than human hair, is called the duvet, pashm, or cashmere.  The colder the climate, the finer and warmer the undercoat.

In early spring when the goats moult, the Himalayan farmers comb the fine woolen undercoat from the neck and chest of goat, painstakingly separating the guard hairs from the sumptuous cashmere fibers. This de-hairing process is usually done mechanically but in some regions this process is still done by hand.

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Rosie says “WE CAN DO IT!” – WWII Brings Fashion Innovation

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History of Hosiery Timeline Infographic

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