1/02/2011

Master of Fine Catalogue Arts

Anyone who has ever ordered something from an organization that produces a catalogue most likely shares my affliction, that being a surfeit of other catalogues arriving through the mail with alarming regularity.  

After buying Christmas cards through The Metropolitan Museum of Art store site a few years ago, I began receiving their catalogue.  Some time after that, catalogues from other groups began gracing my doorstep with their presents presence.

My exhaustive page flipping research shows Hammacher Schlemmer has the market cornered on gadgets while National Geographic is a great place for interesting gift ideas but no other catalogue provides the Huh? factor for me more than Winter Silks does.

This fine company sells clothing for men and women made entirely of silk and they're serious about it!  They offer a Silk Quarterly newsletter and even give you the opportunity to send in your own Silk Story, most of which I imagine begin with I never thought this would happen to me but...

My recycling bin often gets fed without me ever opening the publication (after careful removal of my address information lest anyone think I've ordered silk long johns) but once in a while I'll page through just to make sure everyone inside is still unnaturally happy in their silks.

A few issues ago, I happened upon an offering that made me laugh so hard it prompted me to finally figure out how the scanning function works on my printer.

Please note the type above the left shoulder of this Silk georgette flyaway tunic and Happy Ordering men and women!

31 comments:

SkylersDad said...

Dale and the technicolor dream coat!

Zed said...

... after careful removal of my address information lest anyone think I've ordered silk long johns

C'mon Dale, we know you ordered the silk long johns!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That would look fabulous with a silk thong and a big smile!

Allison said...

I am very curious about these 'silk stories.' I can see perhaps Crochet Digest having a story section - horrible chaffing debacles an all - but silk?

Sans Pantaloons said...

I haven't work silk since I was thrown out of Ikea.

Sans Pantaloons said...

That should be "worn". It didn't work anyway.

Dale said...

If I'm dreaming Skyler's Dad, please wake me up!!

I always hand sew my own lacey underthings Zed. It amazes me that silk long johns exist at all but crazily, they do!

Thankfully, I don't feel a photo essay coming on Barbara.

I can't even imagine what they mean by it Allison but they practically urge you to send them in.

You're winking Sans and that's all that matters. I'd be honoured to be asked to leave an IKEA and never return.

BeckEye said...

I hate to ruin the joke, but I think they probably mean it's a Ladies or Misses size and it's also available in Women's. Also, I guess I can't wear mine anymore now that you've made fun of it.

Dale said...

You joke ruiner you! I thought of that too Beckeye but everything on the pages preceding and following list everything in womens and misses sizes. It still makes me laugh every damned time. I'm sure you look wonderful in yours though.

gennifer6 said...

Dare you to actually buy it and wear it for us all. With skinny jeans.

Zed said...

I'll bet all your Japanese and Korean friends wear silk long johns. Just look at their enthusiasm.

Dale said...

I only wear skinny jeans Genn! In an alternate universe.

They invented silk long johns didn't they Zed? Or was that silk worms? Or egg rolls?

Kate said...

I found you from Sans Pantaloons. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

Dale said...

Hi Kate - so you're offering blog maid service? Perfect! Things are getting sloppy around here.

Zed said...

They invented silk long johns didn't they Zed? Or was that silk worms? Or egg rolls?

Dale, they didn't invent egg rolls. They simply copied recipes for manicotti and cannoli. Everyone bona fide Italian knows that (me). Canadians, not so much.

Dale said...

Zed - Shows you what I don't know eh?

Mistress La Spliffe said...

Silk long johns are bloody marvellous. Everybody who lives anywhere which is ever colder at some times than at others should have a few pairs.

X. Dell said...

An MFCA is a fine degree to have, you know. After all, who else could match the perfect catalogue to the perfect outhouse?

Dale said...

Really Mistress? I'd order some but then I'd be worry about who the next catalogue would come from!

I'm all about learning by degrees X. Dell!

Zed said...

Dear Dale, thank you so much for keeping this post going forever on your blog. It's been front and center for such a long time that I've now decided I LIKE the crappy silk long johns you have on display and plan to purchase them soon. I might even get several pairs in different colors for variety.

It's almost like a public service you've got going here. :)

Sans Pantaloons said...

We all flock from the eight constellations of time to prostrate our silk clad selves before Dale, the keeper of the faith. We demand to be herd, whipped, corralled, and branded with Passion!

Zed said...

Dale, I just want to say that "all of us" do not want to be herded, whipped, or branded. Whipping and branding hurt--a lot. And herding doesn't work for me either since I'm semi-claustrophobic.

I'm OK with the corralled part though, as long as no horses are in the coral with me.

That Sans, he sure is kinky.

:)

I still haven't received my silk long johns. We must have overloaded the manufacturer and distributor with all our orders.

尋人 said...

hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!

Coaster Punchman said...

Oh, Lord. Donny Osmond will roll over in his grave, that is, when he dies.

Sans Pantaloons said...

There is a lot to be said for kinky.

討債 said...

Keep the faith, my Internet friend.

Sans Pantaloons said...

Keep the faith, and have a Happy Birthday my friend.

Dale said...

I love it when you talk dirty Sans! You were talking dirty right?

You know you want it Zed, quit playing shy! Your long johns with the back door are on back order, like the muscles I ordered some time ago!

If there's anything we can do to help Donny, let me and CP know!

There is a lot to be said for that Sans. You're giving me back the faith with the nice b-day wishes! How did you remember that or figure it out? You're a man of meestery!

Zed said...

I STILL don't have my silk long johns, and before you know it, spring will be here. I can't wear them in SPRING, now can I?

Dale, please call the manufacturer and check on my order. Oh, that's right, you're not my servant. OK, OK, I'll call. ... so touchy. ;)

Happy birthday, Dale!! Hope you had/have a great day! Did I miss it? Sans is way better at remember that sort of thing than me. But then again, he's kinky.

Dale said...

I'm sure they're all weather Zed so wear them long and proud when they do show up. Maybe it would help if you sent them your "Silk Story"? You'll hear about my birthday / opera shenanigans in short order!

Zed said...

A new Dale post?

Thud.