Friday, January 10, 2014

Skiing (1910s/early 1920s)

With all the snow we have been getting lately, I have been out skiing quite a bit. Cross-country skiing is one of my favourite winter activities. Below are a few images for some skiing outfit inspiration (the first is from the early 1920s, the second two are circa 1910). I love the idea of skiing in knickers. It seems like it would provide a lot of freedom of movement, but with the right socks would still be quite warm.

I've never heard of the above sport before, but it looks both very fun and very dangerous! The video below contains a short clip of people doing something very similar, behind both horses and a car (around 2:50). I love the skating outfit the girl has one at the beginning too.

That's All.


  1. Fabulously fun winter post! I had to smile and laugh a little when I saw it though, as I just put the finishing touches on a vintage ski wear related post of my own for this weekend. Clearly this is a case of great Canadian vintage minds at work here! :)

    Have an awesome weekend!
    ♥ Jessica

  2. sporting back then was so chic I might have been more athletic

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