the navy wants you

August 30, 2013 in photo play by editor

From the Spring/ Summer 1972 issue of Needle & Craft, from Ladies Home Journal

‘The nauticals we love are free-spirited classics…unregimental, but true to the red, white and blue.’

nautical_70s_style_1‘Stars and stripes are forever dapper, plus anchors, helms and eagles to trim a collar,
appliqué on a sleeve or pin on a lapel.’

nautical_70s_style_2‘Three cheers for the first mate in her patch pocket pullover, knit in Bear Brand yarn.’

nautical_70s_style_3‘Hurrah for the cabin girl in her signal-flag sweater, bright enough to stop a passing ship.’

nautical_70s_style_4‘She’s got those sailor girl blues!’

nautical_70s_style_5‘The Captainesse capers in a top brass dress.’

nautical_70s_style_6‘Anchors away in unsinkable separates.’

nautical_70s_style_7‘Madame Commodore commands attention wearing a navy suit-jacket over white flannel slacks.’

Photographed by Susan Wood