Anywhere that sells to the military will have black for females; the Marines have scarlet, as well. I don't know their history, but they remind me of the longer versions worn by members of certain religious sects in the 1600's and 1700's.
Originally Posted by Manton
Things like seersucker and white shoes get put away after Labor Day, at least in my closet. They are just too inconically "summer" to me. Other spring/summer gear like...