For one thing, I found the 1950s cowichan of my dreams. Cost me ten dollars; a fair bargain!
I call this my "1950s dad look". Pleated trousers and kiltied shoes, ha!
The pants are 1940s or 1950s wool gabardine, and yes, you guessed it, mens'. Six dollars on eBay, I might add; I guess because they'd be freakishly small for most fellas.
The shoes, which you tragically can't really see in the above pictures, were a swell find! They're vintage Spauldings and called the "Miss Highlander", naturally-- isn't that kiltie the ultimate? Oh, and they came with the original box, which made me giddy:
They were originally $16 at Lord and Taylor, New York, according to the price tag. They clearly aren't deadstock, though; in fact, I must bring them to the cobbler for reheeling. I wonder if the original owner was a college girl herself...