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    How Ice Skating Made Fifth Avenue a Fashionable Destination

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    Thx for the article, gkelly.
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    Sorry, I was confused by the citations in the article. I've edited my post.

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    Dresses were "short," just above the ankle. ... Each season, Harper's Bazaar made detailed recommendations for fashionable skating dress: fur-trimmed Russian suits, plumed seal-skin toquet hats, jaunty short jackets, or calf-skin skates with chamois lining. It advised against white undergarments while skating, preferring blue merino stockings. As for a lady's hair, "elaborate coiffures are in bad taste in the half undress of the skating costume," it said in 1869. Better: "A braided chignon with a crimped tress is not too dressy."
    The Fashion Police, 1860s

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    Great article. But I think after a day of skating, pickled tongue wouldn't be my first choice for a snack!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noskates View Post
    great article. But i think after a day of skating, pickled tongue wouldn't be my first choice for a snack!!!!
    rofl

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    Cool! Thanks for the post.

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    Lovely! If only skating were as fashionable now as then.

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