A Curious Fancy: Oh so kawaii

I love this outfit, but it doesn’t fit in my work dress code. The only thing that does is Red Kap work clothing.


Considering my old wardrobe is mostly obsolete after going from a size 16 to a 18, I am now busy building it up again, bit by bit, and that too on a student budget. I had my eye on this dress for almost half a year but I never knew that it actually came in any size larger than a 14. I remember…

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Die, Workwear!: Fedeli at Herrenausstatter Braun


I was browsing Sartorial Doctrine today and found a new menswear store in Hamburg, Germany called Herrenausstatter Braun. The shop carries some of Europe’s best labels - Aspesi, Mandelli, Finamore, Cucinelli, Attolini, etc. - as well as some American labels such as Ralph Lauren, James Perse,…

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The Concerns Of Mindy Kaling: Things I Bought That I Love: Jonathan Adler Limited Edition Lacoste Polo

Things I Bought That I Love: Red Kap work clothing That is the end of my list!


Maybe it’s very Margot Tenenbaum of me, but I love little polo tshirts.

My ideal style of dressing is 80’s aerobics coach meets Maasai tribeswoman, so a really prim, preppy look is not something I do too often. But just as I would wear a House of Harlow headdress jewelry piece to work to…

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This might just be the most ironic t-shirt ever. It’s like he’s backhanding death across the face while pissing into the wind of a tornado. You hipsters now don’t have the boulder-balls to wear a shirt like this, so just stick to wearing varsity track shirts while smugly smoking American Spirits. 

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Red Kap work clothing is great for fishing too!


Camo has a spring-summer collection that I really like, not so much for the style, but for the colors. Most of it is in your earthier tones of brown, grey, and blue, but they’re a bit lighter in tone, and slightly tweaked to be spring appropriate. You often see companies such as Loro Piana and Banana Republic rely on these palettes. I suppose it sells well because men find earthier colors intuitive, and they figure something lighter and slightly off hue will give them a more interesting, if not at least more appropriate, look for spring.

It’s fairly easy to build a spring wardrobe in this palette. Raingear such as this beige trench and navy mac are natural (the navy mac is on sale, actually, for $145, but I’m unsure of the fit or quality). Outside of the rainy season, you could thrown on something like this Brooks Brothers tan jacket for the same effect. 

For trousers, you can wear a pair of chinos in either navy or stone. Stone, in my opinion, is an incredibly underrated color for chinos. Like with grey wool trousers, they go well with almost anything, and if you get the right fit, they can look quite sharp. There are also these incredibly nice linen trousers over at Howard Yount. Linen is to spring what tweed is to fall, and something like these taupe greys would be a great pair if you already have a pair of basic tans. Additionally, Barneys has an interesting pair of fawn flannel trousers. I was hoping to pick them up a couple of weeks back, but they were out of my size. 

It’s also easy to find sweaters and shirts in earthier spring colors. For example, there’s this Gant Rugger in powder blue, Brioni in pale grey, and Loro Piana in taupe. The same colors could be utilized for shirts, and they would extend a bit past the normal light blue and white that everyone wears. If you wanted to inject some color, you could do so with something like this sea green shirt or light purple sweater. Just remember to keep colors pale, and limit the “colorful” garment to one. The rest of your ensemble should be more rooted in sandy colors, creams, dove greys (both in darker and lighter tones), and dark blues. It’s an earthier spring palette after all, not a preppy pool party. 

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Women invented all the core technologies that made civilization possible. This isn’t some feminist myth; it’s what modern anthropologists believe. Women are thought to have invented pottery, basketmaking, weaving, textiles, horticulture, and agriculture. That’s right: without women’s inventions, we wouldn’t be able to carry things or store things or tie things up or go fishing or hunt with nets or haft a blade or wear clothes or grow our food or live in permanent settlements. Suck on that.

Women have continued to be involved in the creation and advancement of civilization throughout history, whether you know it or not. Pick anything—a technology, a science, an art form, a school of thought—and start digging into the background. You’ll find women there, I guarantee, making critical contributions and often inventing the damn shit in the first place.

Women have made those contributions in spite of astonishing hurdles. Hurdles like not being allowed to go to school. Hurdles like not being allowed to work in an office with men, or join a professional society, or walk on the street, or own property. Example: look up Lise Meitner some time. When she was born in 1878 it was illegal in Austria for girls to attend school past the age of 13. Once the laws finally eased up and she could go to university, she wasn’t allowed to study with the men. Then she got a research post but wasn’t allowed to use the lab on account of girl cooties. Her whole life was like this, but she still managed to discover nuclear fucking fission. Then the Nobel committee gave the prize to her junior male colleague and ignored her existence completely.

Men in all patriarchal civilizations, including ours, have worked to downplay or deny women’s creative contributions. That’s because patriarchy is founded on the belief that women are breeding stock and men are the only people who can think. The easiest way for men to erase women’s contributions is to simply ignore that they happened. Because when you ignore something, it gets forgotten. People in the next generation don’t hear about it, and so they grow up thinking that no women have ever done anything. And then when women in their generation do stuff, they think “it’s a fluke, never happened before in the history of the world, ignore it.” And so they ignore it, and it gets forgotten. And on and on and on. The New York Times article is a perfect illustration of this principle in action.

Finally, and this is important: even those women who weren’t inventors and intellectuals, even those women who really did spend all their lives doing stereotypical “women’s work”—they also built this world. The mundane labor of life is what makes everything else possible. Before you can have scientists and engineers and artists, you have to have a whole bunch of people (and it’s usually women) to hold down the basics: to grow and harvest and cook the food, to provide clothes and shelter, to fetch the firewood and the water, to nurture and nurse, to tend and teach. Every single scrap of civilized inventing and dreaming and thinking rides on top of that foundation. Never forget that.



from a post by Reclusive Leftist on women’s erasure in history. 

her comments relate specifically to an article by the NYT thanking “the men” who invented modern technology, but pick absolutely any academic field of study, and women’s contributions are minimized, if not outright ignored.

literature has been a huge part of my life for a long time, and i grew up reading the classics—which, of course, are typically books written by white men, depicting their experiences. i was taught that the first “modern novel” was Don Quixote, written in the early 1600s by a guy (Cervantes). i don’t think i know of a word to accurately describe my mixture of outrage, shock, and pride, when i discovered later that actually, the first modern novel was written 600 years earlier—by a woman! (it’s The Tale of Genji, written by a Japanese lady-in-waiting who was known as Murasaki Shikibu.)

this might not seem important, but if you’re a woman you know just how vital this knowledge is. even now, when women are being told that we can do anything we set our minds to, the historical, literary, and scientific figures we learn about are all men. it’s a much more insidious way to discourage women from aiming high—because what’s the point in putting in so much hard work if it’s not even going to be remembered after you’re dead?

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Pinup Girl Clothing: Dixiefried Past Meets Present - by Micheline

I like Dixiefried for going out, but the only thing I wear to work is my Red Kap work clothing!


I was barely out of high school when I got my first Dixiefried piece; it was a black satin stretch Glamour dress. It had sun damage from being in the window at Junkman’s Daughter, but I ended up dyeing it and using it or my Black Dahlia Halloween costume that year. My next purchase was a vintage…

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Aaron O’Connell for Mark’s Work Wearhouse Catalog

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The police officer is nice compared to me. Nobody wears my Red Kap work clothing except for me!


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Mock up for new print about Gloria Anzaluda. I was invited by the Serie Project in Austin, Texas to create a print as part of their latest portfolio. I choose to include this portrait of Gloria Anzaldua a groundbreaking thinker of  Chicana/lesbian/feminist theory.

It honors her legacy by juxtaposing her portrait with Coatlicue the Mexica representation of mother earth. In Borderlands Anzaldua writes about ‘the Coatlicue State as a type of “internal whirlwind” which “gives and takes away life”, “invoking art,” and that it is “alive, infused with spirit” ‘(Anzaldúa 68, 88-89).

I included a quote from Gloria that I really love:

“Until I am free to write bilingually and to switch codes without having always to translate, while I still have to speak English or Spanish when I would rather speak Spanglish, and as long as I have to accommodate the English speakers rather than having them accommodate me, my tongue will be illegitimate. I will no longer be made to feel ashamed of existing. I will have my voice: Indian, Spanish, white. I will have my serpent’s tongue - my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence.”

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