Walking and Peacocking

The weather was sunny, warm, and dry, so my beau and I decided to take a midday break last Friday from our work and drive into town for a quick bite and a leisurely walk-around.

Our first stop after a hamburger and iced tea was a men’s department store that dates from around 1950. Look at this one section of the store’s window! Talk about peacocking:

My beau bought a couple of stylish hats and put a few fancy schmancy shoes and suits on his must-buy-later list. There were a couple of fedoras that I had my eye on, but they were felt, and I would rather have summer-friendly straw. Maybe next time.

We took up our walk, where we passed this interesting café. It looks like it would be interesting to stop by for a cup o’ joe sometime:

Looks like Marilyn is still popular and has a summer job here:

A sad little sight. I wondered what was here once:

Before we knew it, the sky quickly clouded up and turned a dark grey. The rain fell in buckets, but only when we got back to the car. It’s that time of year, where almost every day it rains, either as a happy little sun shower, or furious thunderstorms. The particular one that day was one of the angry types.

We happened upon a few other interesting sights, which I will share later with their stories.

And wouldn’t you know it? I just looked out of my window now, and the sky is clouding up already. I’m hoping for a light shower.

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.

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4 Comments on “Walking and Peacocking

  1. Oh Lordy, I’ve been looking for a place like that Men’s Shop for a long while now. Soon I’ll be strutting like a peacock alrighty. Move over Superfly…………

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  2. A reminder that men were the fashion-plates of earlier centuries (at least, upper-class men were) while women were often dowdy-looking, just as it is with birds today.

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    • Yes, that’s true. I always find fashion and its trends very interesting. I remember reading that in 16th-17th century France, noblemen wore high heels. Not spikey heels, but chunky. Some guys wore them in the ’60s-’70s. ….. At this store we were at, there were a lot of yellow, green, purple patent leather shoes, sequined men’s shirts . . . It was fun, and we’re going back! 🙂

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