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5th October 2023
Charlie Porter devotes a chapter of his book to 'What the servants wore'. When working, it was a domestic uniform..."for the hard labour of cooking, cleaning, washing" and so on. But outside of work they often wore hand-made "garments of elevated functionality" which allowed for comfort and ease of movement. This style is familiar today; loose dresses and chore jackets have crossed over from worker's garment to fashion item.
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