In lieu of catalog scans today I’m back to my little picture stash, sharing some fun little snapshots from the mid 1930s of a family or a group of friends in the snow.
Snowsuits are some of my very favorite vintage fashions. I don’t own one yet myself, but I adore the styling of them from the mid 1930s. Back before the plastic puffy suits were ones of heavy wool, often outfitted with slide fasteners or buttons, and the bottoms of the trousers had rib knitting. Sometimes you see folks in jodhpurs and sweaters instead of snowsuits, and a lot of times they’re wearing high lace up leather boots.
Although you really don’t see them that often, there are vintage patterns for ladies’ snow suits, as the old ad in below shows. I’ve got one in my stash from around 1935, but I rarely see them turn up. Still, might beat paying hundreds of dollars for an original snowsuit! I had my eye on one on eBay recently that went over $400!
So how about you? Love or hate vintage snow wear? Have you ever worn one or do you own one? How good are they at keeping out the cold?