Friday, July 02, 2010





Be an explorer in your very own Captain Cook trousers. Oh, the places you'll go in these wide-leg, high-waisted, pants (about a smallish-medium) that include photo print images of Captain Cook's portrait, ships, sepia-toned hand-written documents (including lists of stuff like hard tack), and possibly an etching of the Captain meeting his demise in Hawai'i. This print does not hold back. There are large close-ups of compasses and sextants, breadfruit, hand-drawn maps, and paintings of supposed Pacific Islander revels. Bidding ends in mere hours so hop to it.

These pants would be fun to wear if you feel like you don't get out enough, or you want to start a Mutiny on the Bounty, or when you dream of the open seas. These pants might even be enough ocean for you. Enough to keep you from wandering the streets barely able to restrain yourself from knocking people's hats off like Ishmael at the beginning of Moby Dick. And this light polyester is versatile. You could wear these pants to work with a blue and white striped shirt t-shirt, for nautical overload. Or you would work the Polynesian feeling and pair them with a coconut shell bra, or a tapa cloth halter top for a night at your favorite Tiki bar. You could muster up an 18th century vibe by pairing them with a puffy, ruffled, white shirt, or perhaps a pale corset and powered wig. One of those trendy admiral style jackets with lots of buttons could keep it looking very British navy, and very uniform official for work. A pair of espidrilles, a bikini top and a bandana on your head would turn heads at the boat basin. Truly, these pants could be the backbone of a summer wardrobe. Why not yours?

Would'nt it be great if there was a functional compass on these pants somewhere. Maybe you could wear a compass as a necklace.

I would play ukulele on the docks in these. I'd wear them with a powdered wig to Return of Rococo party. I'd wear them to a sailing lesson on the Hudson River. Though honestly, I don't know what kind of response I'd get if I wore these to a Hawaiian national sovereignty meeting.

Goslings, just when I think I've seen it all, especially when it comes to photo prints on polyester, some beauty comes along and shakes up my world. This is the first time I've seen a photo print on polyester devoted to a single historical person.

I hope you are out there doing summery things this summer.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Vintage Voyager said...

Brilliant! the wonders never cease...

4:38 AM  
Blogger Minerva K. Rorrmello said...

Hello, Ms. Vintage Voyager! Glad to see this travel print caught your eye. I've been seriously enjoying the Persian-inspired prints on your blog.

10:28 AM  
Blogger samsara said...

Ms. Vintage Voyager! Nice to see you!

10:37 AM  
Blogger fuzzylizzie said...

Amazing!

My younger brother had a compass with a wristband that would go nicely.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Carys said...

These trousers are so cool, such an amazing print!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

2:49 PM  
Blogger samsara said...

Hi there, Ms. Fuzzy Lizzie and Ms. Carys! Nice to see both of you.

Ms. Fuzzy Lizzie: a compass watch would be just the thing. Now if only I had a mariner's astrolabe to wear as a pendant.

Ms. Carys: a nice straw boater hat would go good with these trousers as well.

I didn't buy these, alas, but I hope whoever did has lots of fun in them.

12:33 PM  
Blogger hollyhaha said...

Not my cup of tea.

8:04 PM  

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