Outfit of the day

Gym class

When I was in school in the 90s (and the 80s, for that matter), we had physical education classes. We ran around the playground, or the gym, we probably played tennis and basketball and many other things I wasn’t any good at because my coordination is poor and they didn’t interest me. I don’t remember having uniforms, though it’s completely possible we did. It is highly unlikely, however, that they were anywhere near as cute as this 1950s gym uniform I found on ebay:

The label indicates that it’s “Sanforized,” a common term in the mid-20th century for what we now might call “pre-shrunk.” Developed in the 1920s by Sanford Lockwood Cluett, the process involves moistening, stretching, heating, and expanding until the fabric shrinks uniformly and can be made into garments (or whatever) that won’t shrink a great deal when washed. 

in June 19, 2014

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  • FlashbackSummer June 20, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Aaaaaa!!! SO cute!!! And how awesome to find a 1950s playsuit; those aren’t as plentiful as, say, dresses. Super adorable. Can’t even handle it.

    • Jessica Lundby June 26, 2014 at 5:07 am

      thanks 🙂 And I think it was only about $24 on ebay because it had a big stain on the pocket that my cleaner was able to get out no problem.


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