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July 26, 2006

Gentleman's Emporium

Gentleman's Emporium looks like a promising source of Flea-ish habberdashery and acoutrement. I particularly like the look of some of the fiddly bits; this period pack of playing cards and these sleeve garters, for example. Not to mention these brothel tokens. They are sure to come in handy too (via Coming Anarchy).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 26, 2006 10:14 AM


Word to the wise: sleeve garters are the devil's own accountrements.

I had to wear them for an entire summer (May-October), working at Canada's Wonderland in the Grande World Exposition 1890 theme area.

Fortunately I was stationed at a place with loads of computers, electronics and cameras which required air conditioning. But when you're strolling around outside, far from the reach of central air, the garters trap all the hot and humid air in your shirt and cause massive chafing at the elbows.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 26, 2006 12:06 PM

I have it on reliable authority that talc is a sound response to chafig. Alternatively, a dedicated wearer might develop sleeve garter callous.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 26, 2006 12:38 PM

What I want to know is if they paid you in Brothel Tokens.

Posted by: Rue [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 29, 2006 08:29 PM