Do certain styles imprint on us + establish a long term connection? Or are some of these styles just the enduring ones? Do certain proportions seem right to us because of early exposure + connection or are they truly the most universally pleasing to the eye?
Sometimes I just wonder about my own preferences + how I came to them. The 80s have been having a resurgent fashion "moment", so I'm aware of that connection, but some of the fundamentals seem to carry through time for me. I've always been drawn to a slightly cropped pant. I like slouchy sweaters with a slim leg. A slightly oversized button down appeals more than a fitted one. Would I feel differently if I'd been a teenager in the 70s?
It's crazy to realize that some of the sewing patterns I connected so deeply with when I was a teenager have become some of my most sewn patterns today. I've sewn a bunch of shorts + pants + even a dress from one vintage Esprit pattern. Wearing these pants today just prompted some thought...and these Esprit images still make me happy, so... :)
All images came from various sources around the web, but ultimately the photo credit goes to Susie + Doug Tompkins' Esprit.
P.S. Sew House Seven's newly released Free Range Slacks seem to be almost identical to my favorite vintage pants pattern...simple + comfy...+ pockets!