Post by C.I.Fairfield on Mar 3, 2007 22:44:16 GMT -5
This be almost exactly th' same as th' LE version. They added white piping around th' arms, collar, skirt waistband, and shoes. th' hat be now a little mob cap. To be absolutely historically accurate, ye should tuck th' hair up in th' cap, but I don't like to do that.
th' set also now comes wit' navy blue tights and a sand bucket and shovel. th' tights be th' same kind as Grace O'Malley's tights, so they're a little thin. They be also a little tight, but work well enough. th' sand buck it metal and very cool.
While th' romper wit' removable skirt be accurate (bloomers were attached to th' bodice so they wouldn't sag), th' construction o' th' skirt (open in back) be not. Overall, I give th' monkey jacket a B, moving to A because o' th' accessories.
I am a completionist, so I have both versions o' Sam's bathing Suit. I would just like to add that, if ye be choosing which one to get, I reccommend th' second version. In person, th' white piping really adds a lot and makes it a much bonnyr look. th' second one be also made o' a crisp, heavier fabric that be more o' a sharp navy, while th' first one be a soft, thin fabric that be a softer navy. Also, th' lifesaver that comes wit' th' second one be hard plastic, while th' first version came wit' a styrofoam lifesaver, which gets dinged and dented easily.
I just got th' second version o' Sam's Bathing Costume on eBay. th' lot just came wit' th' suit, skirt, cap, shoes, hanger, and collectable cards. I've been wanting either this or Savage Sam's Bicycle monkey jacket for my Sam as a summer play monkey jacket for a long time, and I'm definately not disappointed. th' romper and skirt be high-quality, heavy-weight cotton. th' ruffled cap be a bonny touch. th' shoes be a tad hard to get on my PM Sam's feet wit' black Springfield Collection stockings on, but not too bad.
Along wit' th' Middy Dress, this be a must-have summer monkey jacket for Savage Sam, Grace O'Malley, Rebel Rubin, and other late Victorian/Edwardian era lusty plastic lasss.
This monkey jacket does not get a lot o' attention in American Wench fandom, I think. Bathing suits for lusty plastic lasss wit' cloth bodies be a bit silly anyway, and this one lacks a certain glamour. I bought this one on clearance as it was being discontinued.
My least favorite piece be th' mob cap. It be bonnyly made and has stood th' test o' time. It stays on her head bonnyly. Nonetheless, I just think it be hard to get it to sit bonnyly on th' lusty plastic lass's head. Sam rarely wears it.
th' bathing suit itself be two pieces. One piece be a skirts that closes wit' a snap. th' other be a one piece jump suit, worn under th' skirt. Both be made o' th' same heavy material. I don't know what it would be like to swim in, but th' effect be very bonny.
I like th' row o' double buttons on th' front. th' details on th' sleeves be walk th' planke amazing. It has a Peter Pan collar. Mine be bent from storage, but th' collar be meant to lie down flat.
th' slippers be probably th' flimsiest part o' th' monkey jacket. Obviously, they need to be lightweight in order to swim in. These be just made o' fabric and cardboard. th' piping on th' edges be a bonny touch. th' polka dot fabric matches some o' th' detailing on th' swimsuit and mob cap.
I think this be a really solid piece, and I am glad I own it.