Fashion History: Slaxtastic Edition

Your Move (Anthropologie) Maxi
Back from Sabbatical!

Sometimes I find AMAZING things in my thrifting adventures that require no refashioning, but I still want to brag about them.  :)

Take this sweet mini-haul I procured for $3:

Seriously. $3.
Seriously. $3.

 

Those copper mugs will be housing moscow mules (my favorite cocktail of the moment) oh so very soon.

But..those pants!!!!

Not bad for $1, eh?
Not bad for $1, eh?

 

No alterations required!  I paired them with a black shell I’ve had for over a decade and my sweet leopard-print booties.

When I looked at the label of my new trousers, I was intrigued.

USA! USA! USA!
USA! USA! USA!

 

I found this website that told me a great story about Stephanie and Joe Koret, the Trikskirt, and Slim Hip Slax (are these yellow pants those very slacks…er…slax?).  Stephanie designed Koret’s clothing and within two years, they made 2 MILLION dollars.

Pretty impressive for the 1930’s.

While Joe and Stephanie have since passed away, the Koret brand is still around, known today as Jax under the Kellwood Corporation.

I wore my new slacks…er…slax to lunch, where the waitress high-fived me when she found out I bought them for one lil dollar.  :)

Cheers!

 

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45 thoughts on “Fashion History: Slaxtastic Edition

  1. Some people just have good taste ! I am cheering you now with a Moscow Mule, my favorite drink of the moment too!

  2. You look Tres chic in you yellow slacks! Wish you’d do a style segment from time to time. This outfit could be the first installment. Great to see you!

  3. Wow – those pants were MADE for you! I bet they are 20-30 years old, but now the high rise waist is back and you look like you stepped right out of a fashion magazine! I loved reading about the history of Koret (used to be my mom’s fave) and that it is now owned by Jax, a company I worked for in Vancouver, B.C.! Very high end suiting at that time, looks like the direction has changed, but I sometimes find thrifted items from that label. SCORE because it was super expensive, even for an employee. But I still have some of those items, so obviously quality pays. Nicely done and happy to see you again!

  4. Too cool. Can’t get over the color. Love it. Thanks for sharing your find–I enjoy it just as much the refashion!

  5. What a great find. They look fabulous, great color. I still have some Koret items in my closet. They never go out of style!

  6. I don’t get it – WHERE do you thrift and buy things for $1? Such is not to be found where I live. Except for The Bins.

  7. Absolutely LOVE those slacks! I have bought plenty of things under the name of Koret……YEARS ago! I often wondered there they went……ah, the best ones go by the wayside.

  8. I love the slacks, remind me of a pair I had in the early 70s. They were a similar colour and shape and I adored them.

  9. I used to have a pair that color back in the 80’s–I always wore them on the first day of spring, regardless of what the weather was like. Great finds!

  10. Wow, the name Koret brings back memories! My mum had a small clothing store for tall women in LA (from the 60s through the 90s). One of the labels we carried was Koret. SOooo many polyester tunics and pants (which now I love but back then I thought were pretty square).

  11. For a start, they’re expensive, so there’s pressure to ‘get it right’ when buying one. The marketing term ‘post-purchase dissonance’ describes that sinking feeling of having ‘got it wrong’ and wasted pots of money. Company can be provided on the sub many products for men and women it can be less price for the other market rate of the company

  12. Wow – Those shirts were MADE for you! I bet they are 40-50years old, but now the high rise waist is back and you look like you stepped right out of a fashion magazine! I loved reading about the history of Cortes (used to be my mom’s five) and that it is now owned by Jacks, a company I worked for in Vancouver, B.C.! Very high end suiting at that time, looks like the direction has changed, but I sometimes find thirsted items from that label. SCORE because it was super expensive, even for an employee. But I still have some of those items, so obviously quality pays. Nicely done and happy to see you again!

  13. Love them! You look awesome in these high-waist, wide-leg, vintage-cut trousers! They remind me of the brown wool ones you refashioned years ago.

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