Daddy Steve: Spring has finally arrived in Gregoropolis, and with it warmer weather. That means it's time to change the boys into summer outfits. This is a big project for us--one that requires a lot of thought and planning.
Blake: I don't like this color.
Sebastian: I wore this last summer.
Daddy Steve: Good grief!
I especially needed to put some thought into what to do with Angelo. He's a lovely early 1968 Denims boy. I named him Angelo because I think his eyes make him look like a little angel.
Very angelic eyes
He came to live with us last fall and so far I've resisted the temptation to change him out of his original clothes. I've said before that I've never been a fan of the denims outfit--the individual parts are fine, but in my opinion they don't work very well together.
Nevertheless, he looked so pristine that I hated to change his clothes. It did annoy me that his jeans never stayed up properly. They always sat very low and exposed his underwear--quite possibly the worst fashion trend ever.
Little Mr. Saggy Pants
Once I removed Angelo's jeans, I could see why they fit so poorly. Compared to our other original jeans, they inseam on this pair was about a half-inch higher! Inside, the sewing was kind of a mess. Obviously some poor Stockport seamstress wasn't having the best day when she made these. It also explained why he looked angelic; he's been a martyr to a severe wedgie for the last half-century!
Ouch! Very little crotch room (shown with another pair of jeans underneath).
A big uncomfortable knot of fabric inside.
One martyr to another.
Angelo: Amico, I feel your pain.
In effort to make him more comfortable and give him a summery look, I replaced his jeans with a dressy pair of shorts made by Marti Murphy. I think it's a classic look, very similar to some original studio doll outfits I've seen. It also makes his remaining original clothes look better; particularly the early white sandals.
Most importantly, Angelo feels much more comfortable now. Though I have a feeling that before the summer is over that sweater will be coming off for good.
Angelo: Ah, what a relief!
Frederick: Oh yes, quite stylish.
Kaveh: Very smart indeed.