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Fashion & Clothing: Follies, Fads & Social Norms

I always wondered about food being dropped onto them. Did it sit there for all to see? or did it work its way down into the folds....
Seems ruffs were the reason forks were invented. Diners had to stop holding food in their hands if it was going to drip on their expensive ruffs.
Not sure about this as people already used knives to cut food and move it to their mouths, and spoons were also available.

Besides which, when ruffs tied at the back like an apron they could be removed and replaced by the wearer. Surely, at a banquet you'd remove the ruff or lob a bib on?

We do have a historical textiles expert to hand so I eagerly await their advice. :)
 
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Are the trousers inflated? padded? wire armature?

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Seems ruffs were the reason forks were invented. Diners had to stop holding food in their hands if it was going to drip on their expensive ruffs.
Not sure about this as people already used knives to cut food and move it to their mouths, and spoons were also available.

Besides which, that ruffs tied at the back like an apron could be removed and replaced by the wearer. Surely, at a banquet you'd remove the ruff or lob a bib on?

We do have a historical textiles expert to hand so I eagerly await their advice. :)
What a delightful bit of trivia :)
 
Seems ruffs were the reason forks were invented. Diners had to stop holding food in their hands if it was going to drip on their expensive ruffs.
Not sure about this as people already used knives to cut food and move it to their mouths, and spoons were also available.

Besides which, when ruffs tied at the back like an apron they could be removed and replaced by the wearer. Surely, at a banquet you'd remove the ruff or lob a bib on?

We do have a historical textiles expert to hand so I eagerly await their advice. :)
The fork was used to hold food in place while cutting, not as a means of transferring food to mouth.
 
Seems ruffs were the reason forks were invented. Diners had to stop holding food in their hands if it was going to drip on their expensive ruffs.
Not sure about this as people already used knives to cut food and move it to their mouths, and spoons were also available.

Besides which, when ruffs tied at the back like an apron they could be removed and replaced by the wearer. Surely, at a banquet you'd remove the ruff or lob a bib on?
They missed a trick. Placing the food directly on the ruff would have done away with the need for expensive plates.:cool:
 
They missed a trick. Placing the food directly on the ruff would have done away with the need for expensive plates.:cool:

like when a pet has to wear The Cone of Shame? All of our cats have developed a technique of shovelling:loveu: up food from the plate with the cone and then going off to enjoy themselves eating it in a corner
 

Out-of-This-World Garments Spotted Near Area 51

The pilgrimage toward the top-secret military base goes through remote Nevada—a hot spot for UFO sightings and the ideal place to explore other fashion galaxies.


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Sequins and snakeskin print bring after-dark energy to daytime dressing. From left: Paco Rabanne dress, $9,900, and boots, price upon request, PacoRabanne.com, Dsquared2 shirt, price upon request, Dsquared2.com, Versace necklace, $1,175, Versace.com; Miu Miu top, $8,600, bralette, $1,000, and skirt, $7,700, MiuMiu.com, ERL pants, $460, Ssense.com, and vintage boots.

Etc., for several column inches...

https://www.wsj.com/articles/area-51-fashion-khaite-saint-laurent-givenchy-versace-miu-miu-e45be678

:rofl::confused::loopy::puke2:

maximus otter
 

Out-of-This-World Garments Spotted Near Area 51

The pilgrimage toward the top-secret military base goes through remote Nevada—a hot spot for UFO sightings and the ideal place to explore other fashion galaxies.


im-726880


Sequins and snakeskin print bring after-dark energy to daytime dressing. From left: Paco Rabanne dress, $9,900, and boots, price upon request, PacoRabanne.com, Dsquared2 shirt, price upon request, Dsquared2.com, Versace necklace, $1,175, Versace.com; Miu Miu top, $8,600, bralette, $1,000, and skirt, $7,700, MiuMiu.com, ERL pants, $460, Ssense.com, and vintage boots.

Etc., for several column inches...

https://www.wsj.com/articles/area-51-fashion-khaite-saint-laurent-givenchy-versace-miu-miu-e45be678

:rofl::confused::loopy::puke2:

maximus otter
Didn't realise you were interested in fashion Max.
 
Just as long as it's not dysentery. :willy:
Not being flippant here:
The correct trouser-wearing mode for dysentery sufferers is to remove them and tie them round the waist with the legs dangling at the front for decency and the rest behind ready to reposition should the need arise.

This is how a survivor of a WW2 Japanese POW camp described the procedure.
We don't know we're born. :(
 
Wow, crazy prices.
 
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WORLD'S LOUDEST SUIT.

Mr. Umberhauer, an American, staying at the Hotel Cecil, wearing the suit which it is said he has had to discard owing to the startling effect of the pattern on the horses in the Strand. (Daily Mirror, 13 Sept 1907)

Another American has set London talking. He is W. W. Umberhauer, a Philadelphia banker, who is taking his vacation on the other side. Umberhauer's long suit is loud clothes [sic - 'long suit' means 'special skill' -T]. He likes to hear the noise and witness the excitement caused by his attire, but he did not expect to see the Strand 'bus horses climb up on the sidewalk to get away from the glare when he promenaded.

Seriously, Umberhauer's sartorial creation is the loudest London has ever seen. He designed the "Umberhauer suit", and is proud of it. He says that the combination of black and heliotrope, with a touch of red, is the "warmest thing in Europe", and no one has disputed him.
(Brooklyn Citizen, 19 Oct 1907)

At the zoo Mr. Umberhauer, in the company of several friends, noticed that certain reptiles shrank away as soon as he approached the cages.

Snakes, leopards, tigers and even Iions trembled when the visitor neared the rails. These incidents were attributed to coincidence until car horses in the hotel courtyard and in the Strand "shied" at sight of the suit. It was at the earnest request of other American visitors that Mr. Umberhauer decided to reserve the wearing of his "specialty" until he returned to Philadelphia.

In an interview with a Daily Mail representative, Mr. Umberhauer admitted that the suit was probably "too flashy an article for the old country."

"My suit was specially designed by myself, and I had the stuff made to order. Now," he said, "everyone knows the Umberhauer suit, and it would be a distinct breach of etiquette, to my mind, were my friends to copy the idea. They can see me going on to the Exchange a mile away, while in the crowds in the business parts of Philadelphia they have little trouble in finding me when I am wanted in a hurry."

(San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Oct 1907)
 
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If they thought that was 'loud', what would they make of the distressed clothing look of today? LOL
 
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