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Mark Mszanski
Mostly of British import?
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:48pm

Dan -

I suppose it may be hard to tell. I had wondered if the cashmere and or wool was of British import given the influx of Welsh farmers. It seems there was a game plan here or maybe we just want to remember them as cowboys - IE - If you read Pero it looks like they had matching suits almost. Same Tailor? - LOL _

The Montana Peak hats and high boots were certainly in style or used down there . I have seen other photos of folks in similar dress.

It seems that shoes were worn more than high Boots though - I have quite a few photos and the peons and locals are not wearing boots - Maybe leather boots were a luxury item in SOAM. cannot say -


  • Re: Bankers :)Daniel Buck, Fri Jan 12 12:18pm
    Mark, Just about any town in Bolivia would had at least one store that sold men's clothing. In Tupiza, there was "Isidoro A. Kohn." In the larger towns and cities, Oruro, Potosi, La Paz, etc., there... more
    • Mostly of British import? — Mark Mszanski, Fri Jan 12 1:48pm
      • Re: Mostly of British import?Daniel Buck, Fri Jan 12 2:14pm
        Mark, yea, gaucho dress is a whole other universe. Lots of photo books on gaucho dress, tho gaucho central was really the pampas, not patagonia, which was not settled until the later 19th century &... more
        • or Courde du Roi?Mark Mszanski, Fri Jan 12 3:58pm
          Dan - For the French settlers which as a direct french translation would be the Cloth of the King - A stretch - Pero seems to be maniacally focused on detail . Weird they chose red -or Yellow - Not... more
          • Re: or Courde du Roi?Daniel Buck, Fri Jan 12 5:07pm
            Mark, He's a good witness; eye for details. Also dark red is not a bright color, and yellow can cover vegetable hues, like English tweedy colors. More research required. Dan
            • Re: or Courde du Roi?Daniel Buck, Mon Jan 15 6:34am
              Mark, a Bolivian colleague suggested that yellow could be khaki, which was a fabric in style in the bandits' era for country/hunting/sport suits. Dan
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