Throwback Thursday: Cat Fashion From 100 Years Ago

Cynthia:  Marcy, can you believe this? These cat stockings are from 1914. That is almost 100 years ago.  I mean … WOW!

Cat Stockings from 1914

Marcy (yawning):  100 years ago… 10 years ago… It’s all the same to me. I wasn’t around.

Cynthia:  Well, I wasn’t around either.

Marcy:  Are you sure?

Marcy swishes her tail smugly.

Cynthia:  Age jokes are beneath you, Marcy. Don’t go there.

Marcy:  Whatever. So what’s the big deal?

Cynthia (excitedly):  The big deal is that there were cats on tights 100 years ago! That is incredible! That is bewildering. That is mind boggling.

Marcy:  Whatever. Your mind is always boggled.

Cynthia:  I mean… here we are… almost 100 years later… and we still want to put cats on tights.

Cat Tights from 2013
Cat Tights from 2013

Marcy:  Why are you always so obsessed with cat tights? This is like our 3rd post on them.

Cynthia (marveling):  Just the fact that there were cat lovers 100 years ago who put cats on their clothes… I don’t know… it makes me feel like I am not so crazy after all. (suddenly) Maybe I could get a pair…

Marcy (horrified):  No. Just. No. I stick to my point from four months ago:

If you are not a Harajuku Girl 
If you are not 12
If it is not Halloween 

You simply CANNOT wear them. I put my paw down, Cindy.
I. Put. My. Paw. Down.

Marcy puts her paw down.

Cynthia:  Fine. Whatever. Meanie. (pause) You know, it’s almost time for Halloween. Why don’t I just –

Marcy (yelling pleadingly):  No!



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  • Reply Anonymous October 10, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Cindy, ignore Marci the brat cat and get your cat tights on. Just for spite, pair it with a poodle skirt.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 11, 2013 at 6:27 am

      Hmmm… I do believe that you and Marcy are in cahoots and you are both making fun of me! Hmmm… I will have to investigate this further. LOL

  • Reply Lisa - respect the shoes October 11, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Ooh, those thigh-high looking cat tights are awesome. I dig them!

  • Reply GnomeLover October 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Oh! Those vintage tights were gorgeous. I love the sheen of the fabric. So pretty. I prefer the look of the tights 100 years ago. They are more subtle and chic. If you can find some like that, you should get them. Marcy will never know. ; )


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Jenni! I did find a more subtle pair on ASOS. It really just blows my mind that there were cats on tights a hundred years ago. Marcy is growing out her claws in anticipation of me bringing a pair home. 🙂

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