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These Boots Aren’t Made for Walking

These Boots Aren’t Made for Walking

“Don’t settle for style. Succeed in substance.”—Wynton Marsalis The 1970s was a decade of sweeping social and economic change in the United States. The era of disco and bellbottom jeans also built upon laws and programs developed in the 1960s to provide increased...

A Trip Through the Evolution of Flight Attendant Style

A Trip Through the Evolution of Flight Attendant Style

On October 26, 1958, a commercial flight changed the history of aviation: it was the first Boeing 707 that flew from New York to Paris, of the Pan Am airline. This event inaugurated a time where traveling by plane was synonymous with a glamorous life, immortalized in...

MLB 2021: What’s New in Logos and Uniforms

MLB 2021: What’s New in Logos and Uniforms

By golly am I ever glad that Major League Baseball is back… even if my team, once again, will play their home games in another country, it’s still a great feeling knowing that every night between now and (hopefully) the end of October I can sit on the couch, turn on...

Jersey Boys: The Birth of Modern Day Bullfighters Uniforms

Jersey Boys: The Birth of Modern Day Bullfighters Uniforms

Western sports bullfighters are sometimes called “the Secret Service of bull riding” – jumping into harm’s way just as highly trained agents would to protect the leader they serve. Bullfighters similarly put life and limb on the line to protect riders who often wind...

Why do the queen’s guards wear such tall hats?

Why do the queen’s guards wear such tall hats?

They're up there with double-decker buses, red phone booths and Big Ben when it comes to quintessentially British things, but the uniforms sported by Queen Elizabeth II's guards weren't designed to look aesthetically pleasing. They were devised as essential...

Turning Nettles into Textiles

Turning Nettles into Textiles

Hidden in a weedy patch in your backyard, or on the forest edge, lies a humble plant that is most famous for its burning sting. But did you know that stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) can also be used for making textiles? Inside the plant’s stalks are long, strong, fine...

50 most common jobs held by women 100 years ago

50 most common jobs held by women 100 years ago

The past century has been a remarkable one for women in the workplace. Today their presence is generally unquestioned and, at least before the pandemic, women outnumbered men. As of December 2020, women held 50.04% of the jobs in the United States, not counting farm...