I added two Russian words to my vocabulary over the weekend. Telnyashka. And khlopok (хлопок on the care label). Thanks to this original Russian Navy stripey top I found in an army surplus store! In a soft fine cotton jersey. I love it when I learn new things from shopping, an activity that is still perceived by some (my father is one of them!) as bimbo-astic.
My father would also be the first to point out, if he can only see my big stack of stripey things, that I do not need another. I thought so too - I have a selection in various shapes and sizes, from boxy to drapey to skinny, to wear with different bottoms - until the very sad recent closure of Remo General Store. I love all my stripey pals but the ones from Remo, super-boxy in a heavyweight cotton jersey, are my favourite. For their perfect-to-me shape/cut/style and durability. Now that I know they are irreplaceable, the search for a new #1 has begun. And the only way to know if the newbies make the grade is to take them home and wear-and-wash them. Heaps.
This new telnyashka? It's nicely oversized (the store only stocks one size) but the softness of the fabric makes it drapey and not boxy? And I'm looking for boxy! However, all's not lost. I've got a new stripey thing in a new silhouette! Woo! And you can expect more stripey thing-testing posts.