Thai One On: Vintage Silk Blouse

Inspired by the 1960s Thai dress my sister-in-law and her sister got for their birthday, I found myself purchasing this hot pink printed silk blouse. The label reads “Jim Thompson, The Thai Silk Co., Made in Thailand.” This Thompson fellow seems to have had an interesting career path, starting out as an OSS officer before founding the company in 1947. He may have continued to do some light espionage before disappearing off the face of the earth in 1967.

This is why I love vintage: falling into a research hole and coming out the other end with an amazing story.

It’s a very 1960s cut, and to wear it properly I would need to wear some kind of bullet-shaped bra (seriously, the darts are around my clavicle).