Leimert Park Threads

Southern Nostalgia Work shirt


This repurposed French work-shirt is embellished with a vintage mammy caricature table cloth from the mid 1920s. 

Her dress often reflected the status of her owner. The mammy was usually neat and clean and wore attire that was suitable for her domestic duties. On this shirt we adorned and honored her with West African fabrics and symbolism meaning endurance. In this commentary on people of color in the workforce it is a bold statement on our contributions to American culture. 

The work-shirt is is a rare and unique vintage item from the mid 1930s and comes with all of its original wears and tears.  

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