Sunday, 4 December 2011

Channeling Miss Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn, The Lake, 1933

The polo neck or turtleneck, paired with slacks, was a get up much favored by Katharine Hepburn and Greta Garbo.
I am an admirer of both, and most of all, of the slick, casual style they sported with such aplomb.

 Jigsaw silk/angora polo neck;
Hobbs trousers; 
Vintage military map bag;
Alfred Sargent shoes


  1. Nice! I love ms. hepburn and her pants-wearing panache- I'm starting to look at wearing pants again and the vintage vibe is definitely a nice way to channel it. I loved the recent shot in Vogue of Michelle Williams as Marilyn, with cuddly sweater and fitted tweed pants!

  2. Oh, I haven't seen that, but it has been a while since I looked in Vogue :)!

    What I want though are some vintage trousers or at least some well made repro ones. There are some around, too expensive for my pocket, but I guess one day I'll break in, since all I have at the moment are 3 or4 pairs with a vintage vibe, but not quite all the way there, as it is most of the time the case with vintage "inspired" fashions.

  3. You look great (as usual)!

  4. Thank you, I have to say I have a soft spot for the more "masculine" or androgynous fashions...

  5. Polo/turtlenecks had a masculine image until alledgedly Coco Chanel borrowed a highnecked sweater from a stablehand one chilly day and thus history was made.