Ethnic contributions to classic men's style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Tropicalist, May 17, 2012.

  1. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Yes hence the all intents and purposes caveat - certainly when Cashmere was discovered/originated nations like Pakistan didn't exist.
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but weren't some of these things, like khaki colored fabric, generated by the British while they ruled India? I thought the backstory there was the British soldiers were originally wearing white, which quickly got dusty/dirty, so they made lemonade by making the fabric the color of the dust.
     
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    As opposed to the Nehru jacket?
     
  4. KObalto

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    They bought the wool from Mongolia, wove it and turned it into garments in Kashmir and then sold it. Are American suits made of Italian wool Italian? Do the Scots not weave Scottish cashmere?
     
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    Actually Northern South-Asia
    Further North would be Central Asia.
     
  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    1) india, tibet, east turkistan or whatever you call it.

    2) kashmir region is in present day india, pakistan and china/afgan? and historically its persia, afgan, mughal india or british india?

    3) brits ruled india as well, but we dont call indians brits.

    historic facts do come in different flavors.
     
  8. IndianBoyz

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    Kashmir is historically India. The name derived from the Hindu Kashyapa rulers who were there before muslims, mughals and whatever else. No Persia.

    Kashmir shawls were famous before mughals became interested in them.
     
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  9. globetrotter

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    Nepal is still south asia - historically, what is today pakistan, india, sril lanka, bangladesh and a large part of burma were "india" - india wasn't a state, it was a geopolitical/cultural world.

    its strange, I can't think of many specific ethnic influences on men's clothing, but of course western mens' dress wasn't all one culture - it is a mixture of english and italian, with large contributions from the scots, the irish, the germans, the austrians and probably others.

    ties came from Croation mercenaries, if I remember correctly.
     
  10. IndianBoyz

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    jodhpur boots

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  11. Tropicalist

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    Amazing how a discussion on clothes can degenerate into political bickering.
     
  12. zippyh

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    Apparently you've never visited an online forum before.
    Any subject can degenerate into political bickering. It's what people do.
     
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    Silk from China
     
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    Don't forget those slippers w/ the really pointy, curly toes
     
  15. MalfordOfLondon

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    I've been to Kashmir and I can assure you - it is not Indian in the slightest.

    They may lay claim to the area (well, the Indian controlled part) but the culture and people have nothing in similar with India as a whole.

    I would add that it's the most beautiful part of the world I've seen :)
     
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