Winter fashion for the Williamsburg hipster

One ingenious Brooklyn inventor came up with this rather fashion-forward way of beating the cold weather, in an article which ran in a 1876 issue of Scientific American magazine. This “patented…neck, ear, and throat protector” will keep those extremities toasty while allowing “free use of a hat or cap.” Oh, to have seen an actual picture of this thing.

Somebody call American Apparel or Brooklyn Industries; I think this idea could really fly today. (Click on the picture for a larger view.)

Image courtesy the New York Public Library

1 reply on “Winter fashion for the Williamsburg hipster”

Been enjoying your blog for several months now and finally took the time to write and let you know.

I’ve been posting daily for the past 6 months but still feel very new at this, and keep tweaking the layout, working on the writing, and trying to find my way.

Question: do you have any idea how much time you put into creating each post?

Once I get the topic idea, putting it all together seems to take forever! Granted it has gotten easier the more I keep doing it, but it seems like it shouldn’t take so long.

I guess there are really no hard an fast rules in the blog world, but I really enjoy what you do and wondered how you regulated your life around blogging.

It’s a lot to ask, but if you have the time, I’d appreciate any input, and if you have a second, check out the blog


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