When Young Thomas Rocked His Knickerbockers

Take a gander at young Tom’s confidence, even at 14! So petite but so sure of his fashion choices.

Sporting knickerbockers was on point in the 20s and 30s, as you can see in this image of Walt Disney and a pint-sized star.

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Women began to don them as well, however controversial. Think of them as cropped bloomers that allowed freedom of movement while in no way being thigh-flattering.

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Knickerbockers found popularity in many sports, particularly golf, baseball, fencing, bicycling, and yes–the curious sport of curling. Check out these 1924 curlers!

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Their calves must be frigid, bless their hearts. Looks like they’re sweeping up Rumbas off the ice.

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Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom Of Night

Chicago Mailman N. Sorenson in 1929 (pinterest)

*The American postman’s creed: “”Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”

Per wikipedia, it actually derives from a quote from Herodotus’ Histories, referring to the courier service of the ancient Persian Empire:

It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day’s journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.

— Herodotus, Histories (trans. A.D. Godley, 1924)