Thursday, August 28, 2008

I just remembered...

Quiana. Remember when everyone wore Quiana?

Now it's apparently a name for people. But it used to be material for shirts and dresses.

The thing about Quiana is that it would never die. You could bunch it up in a suitcase, take it out, hang it up in the shower, take a shower and it looked as good as new -- which wasn't very good to begin with since they printed some pretty hideous patterns on Quiana.

The other thing about Quiana is that it made a lot of people sweat and made the rest of us feel like we were sweating.

I don't miss Quiana. But I do think it's funny that it's something to name your kid: "This is my daughter Quiana and this is my son Gortex."

It was "Quiana", wasn't it?


Gwynne said...

I remember "double knits" but never knew any of the brand names. I probably stuck to whatever generics were on sale. And yes, the prints were hideous and the sweat stunk! Double Knit. Divine's character in the scratch-n-sniff movie, Polyester, comes to mind. ;-)

Sisiggy said...

Gwynne: double knits were always paired with Quiana. Hence, the Leisure Suit. It's better if we just consider the 70s a fashion black hole.

benning said...

I don't remember it at all. But I'm a guy.

Sisiggy said...

benning: Yeah...but I bet you wore some. I have to fess up and admit I did.