“I think that if a passenger is required to modify their appearance to appease the airline, then it should be documented,” she says. “Those incidents should be reviewed.”
A Chinese city is cracking down on the practice of men rolling up their shirts and baring their bellies, as temperatures soar in parts of the country. The “Beijing bikini”, as it is sometimes known by expats, has been banned in the city of Jinan, in eastern China. The authorities there have released a notice banning the “uncivilised… Read More >> 0 comments
All aspects of this culture depended on relationships with other human groups, and an intimate knowledge of animals that were a crucial resource during this period, enabling the Magdalenian people to survive. It is these relationships, how they were maintained by these people, and how they shaped past identities and social behaviours, that are the… Read More >> 0 comments
Few items of clothing come with as much baggage as the corset. The modern view is that they are little more than an instrument of torture, invented to oppress women. The truth may be more nuanced. Corset-type garments – known as stays – took off in the 16th century, and were mainly designed to create… Read More >> 0 comments
“It’s not just kimono as clothes but kimono as a name that is the common asset, not just for those of us who live in the modern era but for the history of Japanese people that has been accumulated over the years,” he said in an interview. “Generally speaking, it is unthinkable for a Japanese… Read More >> 0 comments
Female body hair is becoming more visible in popular culture and, while the issue has been around for decades, the new enthusiasm for hirsuteness has a 21st-century twist
The Royal Ascot is a series of horse races, yes, but it’s also so much more than that. It’s when the Queen shows off her sporty side, the royals have a family reunion, and British society comes out to play. And play they do! Some hats are simple and avant-garde, others are wild floral crowns… Read More >> 0 comments
Structurally and philosophically, the fashion industry isn’t great at dealing with change. American life has been casualizing since the 1990s, and nowhere is that clearer than in offices. The trend has left both designers and shoppers confused about what people should be wearing for jobs that were very different (or entirely nonexistent) before the advent… Read More >> 0 comments
Authorities in the Italian capital have now enforced a slew of rules, updated from legislation drafted in 1946, as they seek to clamp down on uncouth behaviour that has long been a source of frustration. One of the measures is a permanent ban on modern-day centurions – men who dress up in tunics and leather… Read More >> 0 comments
It’s hard to imagine men enduring decades of pain and long-term physical injury just to “look the part” in the workplace – after all, many bemoan the necktie as too restrictive for the daily grind. … Now consider this: millions of women around the world, at all levels of the workplace hierarchy, have consistently spent… Read More >> 0 comments
Rarámuri women in Chihuahua, Mexico, have made an indigenous style of dress a means of fighting assimilation.
This scene was transformative on a personal level, Burnside says afterward. “As the camera started rolling, all I could think about is my uncle and the other men in my life who policed my behavior and the way I moved and way I spoke and expressed myself, citing it as not being for boys, or… Read More >> 0 comments
Bajwa is a first-generation American who enlisted in the Air Force in 2017, hoping to serve his country. In accordance with Air Force rules, but in contrast to his religious practice, he was required to cut his hair and remain cleanshaven, said Kamal Kalsi, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and founder of… Read More >> 0 comments
The rules of “white tie” attire. This article is a bit snarky, but informative. ‘The trousers are a similar cut to chinos. I suspect they’re not high-waisted, so he’s had to get an extra-long waistcoat to cover the top of the trousers. So now you’ve got at least four inches of white showing between the… Read More >> 0 comments
Ito is a teacher and ethical fashion advocate, on Instagram at @little_kotos_closet. In January she wrote a much-cited article about the cultural appropriation of kimonos, writing about the significance of her family’s kimonos as cultural items and urging designers to consider if another name might work.
Some who noticed his turban and unshorn beard called him a terrorist. Others taunted that he was Osama bin Laden. From nearly his first day as a school bus driver in suburban Maryland, Sawinder Singh, an observant Sikh, said he was targeted for the way he looked.
Meanwhile, almost half (41 percent) of Chinese and Japanese respondents indicated that they see streetwear as a political statement. This is an important distinction, and one that many brands should heed.
A recent study gives new meaning to the maxim, “dress for success.” … “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society,” Mark Twain said. As it turns out, Twain was right. But not for how you think. Your clothing not only affects how other people view you, it also changes how you view yourself,… Read More >> 0 comments
Hat made by Italian fashion house criticised for not respecting religious sensitivities. … “What makes this case different is that this turban is like mimicry. This commercialisation of the turban by Gucci is deeply offensive and feels degrading because the turban represents our honour.”
At 7, her hair was chopped to a short “boy’s haircut,” and she was devastated. “The trauma of losing control of my identity has stayed with me my entire life,” Hoffman writes in the introduction to her book, Hair Stories.