New Era English Blouse
England in the 1930s was all about Phyllis Gordon walking her cheetah on the streets of London. I’m paraphrasing of course, but the point is: things were good. The 1940s were about war, despair, tragedy, and, ultimately, triumph. The 1960s swung hedonistically and in technicolor. Lost in this 40-year chunk of English history is an entire decade—the 1950s.
There are two schools of thought on this subject—the ’50s in England were either bland, stifling, and overly polite, or prosperous, safe, and full of hope.
English men and women proclaimed that, in the ’50s, you could leave your bike unchained outside and it would always be there in the morning. But one day, startlingly, the bike vanished. And more than a few people smiled.
New Era English Blouse (No. 5600). Classic English floral on lavish silk chiffon. Old world sophistication with some new era chic. Sheer front and back yokes, sheer sleeve. Hidden placket except for brass, knot-style shank button at collar and cuffs. All other buttons are real shell, flat, and hidden under the placket. Imported.
Pairs well with The French Palazzo Pant (No. 3917).