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  Roman Clothing, Part I
Both these undergarments can be seen on the woman athlete at the left, from a fourth-century CE mosaic; she holds a palm branch signifying that she has been victorious in a contest.
It was made of a large woolen cloth cut with both straight and rounded edges; it was not sewn or pinned but rather draped carefully over the body on top of the tunic.
As shown in the drawing at left, the cloth was folded lengthwise and partly pleated at the fold, which was then draped over the left side of the body, over the left shoulder, under the right arm, and back up over the left arm and shoulder.
www.vroma.org /~bmcmanus/clothing.html   (2201 words)

  Clothing - MSN Encarta
The words cloth and clothing are related, the first meaning fabric or textile, and the second meaning fabrics used to cover the body.
Clothing most obviously defines a social role in the case of uniforms, such as those worn by police officers and nurses, and garments worn by clergy or members of religious orders.
The clothing worn for rituals such as weddings, graduations, and funerals tends to be formal and governed by unwritten rules that members of the society agree upon.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569657/Clothing.html   (1533 words)

  Clothing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clothing is defined, in its broadest sense, as coverings for the torso and limbs as well as coverings for the hands (gloves), feet (socks, shoes, sandals, boots) and head (hats, caps).
The practical function of clothing is to protect the human body from weather — strong sunlight ("see" sun protective clothing), extreme heat or cold, and precipitation — as well as protect from insects, noxious chemicals, weapons, and contact with abrasive substances.
Because clothing and adornment are closely related to ideas of human sexuality and sexual display, humans may develop clothing fetishes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clothing   (1778 words)

 Belarusian traditional clothing
The basics of set of male clothing was had a shirt with a belt and trousers, female - a shirt (longer than male) and "paniova" type skirt (wrap-around?).
The upper clothing was usually decorated with squares or stripes (longitudinal or transverse) in a red, blue-green or silver-white shades.
The distinctions in clothing of different layers of population are disappearing as Belarusian clothing is developing further within general European costume trend.
www.belarusguide.com /culture1/clothing/index.html   (1391 words)

 Medieval Clothing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Clothing in the middle ages was rough and scratchy, but in some cases was smooth and finely sewn, (depending on how wealthy you were).
Clothes were often made at home and were often rough and shapeless.
Obviously, their clothing was very expensive and only they had enough money to afford such beautiful things.
www.kyrene.k12.az.us /schools/brisas/sunda/ma/1adele.htm   (467 words)

 eBay Guides - Vintage Clothing Buying Guide
First and foremost, vintage clothing is clothing from another era, usually classified by decade.
Clothing from the past 15 years is considered contemporary clothing, and some vintage purists contend that any clothing made after the ’60s should be classified as retro as opposed to vintage.
Because vintage clothing is not new, it’s important that you properly understand the condition of a garment.
pages.ebay.com /buy/guides/vintage-clothing-buying-guide   (1807 words)

 Egyptian Clothing
Because of the heat clothes worn by the Egyptians had to be light and cool.
Egyptian clothing was influenced by the intense heat and the Egyptians desire to be fashionable.
Clothes were usually made of linens ranging from coarse to fine texture.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/egypt_clothing.htm   (296 words)

Clothing reformers later in the 19th century admired ancient Grecian dress because they thought it represented timeless beauty, the opposite of complicated and rapidly changing fashions of their time.
Clothing in China was regulated by social status, gender, age, and occasion, beginning at least as early as 500 BC and continuing until the early 20th century.
Fashion, distinct from everyday clothing, had begun to emerge in Europe by the 14th century, although it was still restricted to small groups of people, mostly at royal courts.
autocww.colorado.edu /~blackmon/E64ContentFiles/DecorativeArts/Clothing.html   (8250 words)

 Islam Clothing, Jewelry Make-Up
Clothing worn by all people is influenced by the climate, available materials, and cultural traditions which include social status, group identity, and religion.
Clothing while doing hard farm work, for example, would be different from clothing when going to a mosque.
Clothing for Muslim men and women varies with the culture they are from.
www.sfusd.k12.ca.us /schwww/sch618/Clothing/Islam_Clothing,_Jewelry_Ma.html   (2185 words)

 Historical Boys Clothing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Parents, especially mothers, used to choose their sons' clothing and until they were older teenagers, the boys had little say in the matter of fashion.
In some ways boys' clothes have made a full circle from clothes just like their fathers with no consideration to childhood to special juvenile styles after the late 1790s back to dressing children in adult styles since the 1960s.
Links to clothing retailers: HBC has been asked by so many visitors for retail outlets that offer classic children's clothes, that it has decided to begin a list.
members.tripod.com /~histclo   (1571 words)

 Destiny, the Culture of China - Clothing
Variety and consistency in clothing were roughly established by the era of the Yellow Emperor and the Emperors Yao and Shun (about 4,500 years ago).
The three main types of traditional Chinese clothing are the pien-fu, the ch'ang-p'ao, and the shen-i.
So because of their relatively plain design and structure, embroidered edgings, decorated bands, draped cloth or silks, patterns on the shoulders, and sashes were often added as ornamentation.
library.thinkquest.org /20443/g_clothing.html   (695 words)

 The Life of Early Pioneers
This meant sewing of the clothing, the weaving of cloth, the spinning of yarn, and the raising of wool or flax.
The extra clothing of the pioneer family hung from pegs in their log home.
The soiled clothes were first boiled in a large kettle with handmade soap.
www.museumsofwv.org /kids/pioneers_clothing.html   (823 words)

 Clothing Allowances - Military Benefits - Military.com
It is Department of Defense policy that the quantities and kinds of items of individual clothing to be furnished shall be prescribed by the respective Service Secretary or the Commandant of the Marine Corps under the parameters set by the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy).
Extra Clothing Allowances are additional to initial and replacement allowances and do not reduce, replace or otherwise affect them.
Extra Clothing Allowances cover unusual circumstances when an enlisted member may require additional uniform items or when an officer (with a permanent duty station outside the United States) or enlisted member may require civilian clothing to perform his or her assigned duties.
www.military.com /benefits/military-pay/clothing-allowances   (462 words)

After the disastrous battle of Mabila when most of the spare clothing of the Hernando de Soto expedition had been burned and much was what was worn had been torn up to make bandages for the wounded, the army was forced to rely on native material to make new clothing.
As they passed all the nights formed in squadrons and had such little clothing to wear—for the best equipped among them had only breeches and jackets of deerskin, and almost all were barefooted, without shoes or sandals...
I suspect that although the clothing depredations suffered by members of the expedition were indeed severe, at least some of these descriptions are “war story” exaggerations.
mywebpages.comcast.net /calderon/clothing.htm   (3140 words)

Yet in every culture, clothing is one of the most powerful and ubiquitous forms of visual communication.
By using visual clues provided by clothing, people quickly 'place' each other, making guesses about the gender, social status, occupation, ethnic or national identity, and so on of those they encounter.
At any given time and place there are conventional ways of expressing meaning through one's clothing, but over time these conventions change in response to changed political circumstances, technology, and fashion.
depts.washington.edu /chinaciv/clothing/clotweb.htm   (266 words)

 Online Conversion - Clothing Conversions
EN 13402 Standard Information about the European standard for labeling clothing sizes.
Women's Clothing Sizes Convert Women's clothing sizes between various countries.
Men's Clothing Sizes Convert Men's clothing sizes between various countries.
www.onlineconversion.com /clothing.htm   (127 words)

The vast majority of clothing was fashioned of this extraordinarily useful renewable resource shorn from sheep.
Newborns were closely swaddled and diapered in surprisingly modern appearing cloths (the square of cloth that forms the folded diaper must surely be the most unchanging article of human apparel, being thousands of years old, and the classic nappy still has not been totally supplanted by its machine-shaped disposable substitute).
Silk is the type of clothing most often mentioned in Anglo-Saxon bequests, for its intrinsic worth and the rich treatment it often received (gold and silver embroidery, gemstones sewn upon it) gave it singular value in the deceased’s estate.
www.octavia.net /9thclife/Clothing.htm   (1987 words)

 Clothes at EnchantedLearning.com
The clothes include socks, shoes, shirt, shorts, pants, jacket, pajamas, toothbrush, and a blank page to fill in what else you would pack.
Find the clothing words in the wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret phrase: "Nice outfit." Or go to the answers.
Label the outdoor clothes in German, including a jacket, earmuffs, mittens, gloves, raincoat, scarf, umbrella, boots, jeans, ice skates, and others.
www.enchantedlearning.com /themes/clothes.shtml   (1689 words)

 Clothing - Be Involved - Lutheran World Relief
New and used clothing in good condition is accepted.
Before sending your clothing donations to LWR, remember to check for any tears, stains, holes or odors that the items may have.
Your group can also help LWR get clothing to the people who need them by donating a brick on the Good Samaritan Quilt Plaza or by making a contribution to Project Comfort.
www.lwr.org /parish/clothing.asp   (288 words)

 Motorcycle Clothing - webBikeWorld
Stadler clothing is made in Germany and is supposed to be available in the U.S.A. through Helimot
Don't know what else to call the Halvarssons Jofama brand clothes; their "Safety Clothing" is claimed to be the "only CE-approved as a whole textile jacket and pants available to the public".
Henri Lloyd makes foul weather clothing and accessories for sailing, but their outer garments can also be used successfully for motorcycling and they come in bright colors necessary for riding in the rain
www.webbikeworld.com /Motorcycle-clothing/Motorcycle-clothing.htm   (3336 words)

 Clothing :: Online Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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sukanah.org /clothing.html   (258 words)

 Fleece jackets
Traditionally insulation underneath the top layers of clothing has come from wool.
While this has many features to commend it - such as the ability to wick away perspiration, good insulating qualities and the retention of insulating qualities when damp or wet - wool has largely been superseded by more modern materials particularly "fleece".
In selecting clothing for cold and extreme weather the priorities are:
www.coolantarctica.com /Shop/antarctica-clothing/Antarctica-arctic-clothing-insulation.htm   (444 words)

 G-Unit Clothing
The collection will first debut a limited men's clothing line around the holidays and then reveal a full men's line next spring.
Though a children's wear and a woman's wear are in future plans, the collection won't be confined to fashion as G-Unit watches and leather goods will also be available over the next three years.
"It's not new for a rapper or pop artist to launch a clothing line, but what is new is that a design-driven company like us is partnering with an artist to offer the marketing and merchandising," Ecko told The Associated Press.
www.eminem.net /g-unit/clothing   (463 words)

 Technorati Tag: clothing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Clothing See this week's sale items - view the Target circular online.
Designer Bullet-Proof Bodyarmor Clothes Miguel Caballero Ltd. provides specialized bulletproof clothing for government or private use.
This will be the first in a little triptych of stories regarding ‘firsts’ in organic cotton clothing from the UK.
www.technorati.com /tag/clothing   (545 words)

 Roman Clothing, Part II
Roman Clothing, Part II Women cannot partake of magistracies, priesthoods, triumphs, badges of office, gifts, or spoils of war; elegance, finery, and beautiful clothes are women's badges, in these they find joy and take pride, this our forebears called the women's world.
The woman pulled this garment over her head and used several pins or buttons to fasten it at intervals over her shoulders and arms, forming a dress with sleeves which could be belted under the breasts, at the waist, or at the hips.
The length of the sleeves was determined by the width of the cloth.
www.vroma.org /~bmcmanus/clothing2.html   (1404 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Smart Clothes Work"
Computerized clothes will be the next step in making computers and devices portable without having to strap electronics to our bodies or fill our pockets with a plethora of gadgets.
These new digital clothes aren't necessarily designed to replace your PC, but they will be able to perform some of the same functions.
In this edition of How Stuff WILL Work, you will learn just what these clothes are made of, who is making them and what kind of products we might be wearing in the coming decade.
computer.howstuffworks.com /computer-clothing.htm   (269 words)

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