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  1. Dr Kananga MP

    Why did Franz von Papen wear a black at.band as Chancellor in 194ll

    EDIT: THREAD TITLE SHOULD READ: Why did Franz von Papen wear a black armband as Chancellor in 1932? A new topic from me on my fifth anniversary as a member here. :) I've long wondered about this having seen various images of Franz von Papen with a black armband attached to his suit, in some...
  2. C

    ¿When the mesoamerican natives stopped to wear precolumbian costumes?

    Hello Im aware that the question could be stupid, but I tried to pick some information without succes,I am thinking basicaly in the Mayas. As natives of Yucatan, beyond the payment of taxes, remained in some kind of political isolation from colonial authorities until the early XIX century...
  3. M

    Did the British Grenadiers ever wear vizors on their bearskin hats/mitres?

    I was just playing EU4 (lol), and noticed it. I wonder if it was historically accurate.
  4. H

    How to wear an antariya?

    Hi, I'm working in a comic that features numerous ancient cultures, including a fictional tribe based on ancient south asian cultures. Looking for references, I found out that people of that time and place wore antariya. However, I still haven't found good perspectives of that garment. Does some...
  5. Jake10

    When did people in different parts of the world begin to wear underwear?

    When did this begin? I also wonder what materials were used.
  6. S

    What Countries Still Wear Traditional Clothes

    In which countries do regular people still wear traditional clothes as daily and regular clothing. Also, starting from which decade did traditional clothing become purely ceremonial in that country. Exclude religious practitioners such as Gurus, Yogis, Sadhus, Imams, Monks, Shamans, Priests...
  7. Augustus04

    Did women in Historical India wear a sacred thread ?

    Did women ever wear a sacred thread in historical India ? I recently came across a statue of a Tamil Chola queen Sembiyan Mahadevi in which she is wearing a sacred thread . I was of the opinion that only Twice born men were allowed to wear the thread . The person in question however is neither a...
  8. T

    Why did Pikemen not wear armour at first?

    So far as i understand it, pike men where at a grave danger to ranged weapons due to their poor armour for most of the 15th century. and their main strength against foot soldiers was the reach of their pikes. But why was this the case? Wasn't plate armour cheap enough by the renaissance...
  9. Panthera tigris altaica

    Appreciation for contemporary military dress (Very Large link collection)

    Source: Reddit's Military Porn. The gear they wear and bear. Be it battle, combat, ceremonial or standard issue uniforms. What is worn today will be looked at with an historical eye tomorrow. I think contemporary uniforms are just as fascinating as the what was worn in the past. (The pictures...
  10. Amtoyumtimmy

    Crimean War Era Russian Foot Wear

    What kind of footwear did the average Russian soldier wear during the mid-1800s? What kind of boots, socks/footwraps, etc. How effective was this type of footwear as far as keeping out moisture, cold, and other types of environmental hazards? Any kind of information on the military uniforms of...
  11. J

    Why did the Continental Army wear blue?

    Does anyone know the rational for this choice?
  12. Shtajerc

    Why didn't British grenadiers wear mustaches?

    As beards are associated with sappeurs, mustaches are associated with grenadiers. And if you look at European continental armies in the 18th and 19th century, pretty much all grenadier units wear mustaches. They are the only infantry units that were allowed to wear them or they were required. I...
  13. Z

    Why is it "rude" to wear a hat indoors?

    Where did this come from? I remember being in school and actually have teachers yell at students to take their ball caps off when inside the school building, and especially in the classroom. I also have an early memory of myself in kindergarten wearing my cowboy hat in class and the (beep) Head...
  14. Z

    Why is it "rude" to wear a hat indoors?

    Where did this come from? I remember being in school and actually have teachers yell at students to take their ball caps off when inside the school building, and especially in the classroom. I also have an early memory of myself in kindergarten wearing my cowboy hat in class and the (beep) Head...
  15. L

    Why did Pol Pot always wear a towel around his neck?

    Im writing an essay on Pol Pot and i want to know why he is always seen with a towel around his neck?
  16. M

    Did Late Roman troops wear less armor? Was Mail more or less common?

    This is a thread on the armor in Late Roman Empire. Roman Heavy infantry on monuments both in the Principate and the Late period are sometimes seen wearing no armor such as the Tropeum Trajani and the some 3rd century crisis monuments. Vegetius says Roman troops abandoned their armor while...
  17. T

    Did ninjas wear black?

    Or just created by the popular media?
  18. duccen

    When did kings begin to wear crowns?

    What is the oldest recorded example of a ruler wearing some kind of headpiece to symbolise his worldly power? My guess is Egypt with the nemes [Nemes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
  19. R

    What did knights wear?

    What did knights wear, when they werent wearing armour or what they wore when they were going to battle??? - if you can, i be glad if you described a everyday look for a knight :)