Tag Archives: Polyester

good question

good question more polyester? What Is Polyester? A Closer Look into this “Love it or Hate it” Fabric One of the most gratifying things there is for a blogger is to get a question from a reader. It’s even better when it’s a good question that you think you can answer. You get to show off […]

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upperwestside polyester quoting I took this picture in my “hood,” on the Upper West Side. While I like it like it is, this was one time I regretted not talking to the woman and getting her whole look. She had the most wonderful black, oversized sunglasses on, and, she had the most beautiful face! And […]

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the rag trade, clothing is not garbage

Shmatte   Shmatte: an old article of clothing, a “rag” in fashion and clothing-industry slang, shabby, cheap stuff. Hence, the “rag trade.” Shmatte, a wonderful Yiddish word derived from Polish, and until you’ve heard it said by an old Jewish lady, shopping with her friend on the Upper East Side, you can’t really get a feel for it. Trust me.  I saw […]

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