Zio T and the Sardinian haberdashery trade
Last month I went to Sardinia to stay with my Zio T (the Sardinian widower of my aunt). Zio T, who is now retired, used to be a traveling salesman. I remember as a child being slightly perplexed by him selling haberdashery and underwear, it seemed such an odd combination, although I now realise it is not that uncommon a combination in European shops. We sometimes ended up with the samples from Zio T's trade including very fine Christian Dior tights with diamante on the ankle (beautiful but not practical) and sets of lace cuffs and collars (which I didn't appreciate at the time, thankfully as my family keep everything we still have them, and I am planning to use them in a number of forthcoming projects).
|Ciabatti on Zia Dante|
|Top of frilly PJ set|