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Ethnic contributions to classic men's style

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

  1. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    The original inhabitants were Kashmiri Brahmins. No region in India is the same. It's a land of different cultures, tribes and races.
    You will find the Indo-European tribes up north to the Dravidians to the South. That doesn't mean it's not an Indian land. First of all it's a land of Hindus originally and a land east of the river Sindh which means historically called an "Indian" land.

    We don't need another Brit to try and divide us, give me a break.

    The word Kashmir is an ancient Sanskrit word which literally means Land of Kashyapa Rishi. He was a Saraswat Brahmin and one of the Saptarishis (scholars), who was key in formalizing the ancient Historical Vedic Religion. The Kashmiri Pandits are his descendants and have named the valley after him, in his honour. Kashmir was one of the major centre of Sanskrit scholars.

    These are Kashmiri Brahmins:


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    Mughals/ Muslims (mongols) came to the area thousands of years later. Violently if I may add.
    Many Hindus had to migrate to different places in India because of this. But slowly they're moving back.
     
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  2. IndianBoyz

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    Like I said, Kashmiri paisley shawls were known before Islam even existed. Cashmere shawls have been manufactured in Nepal and Kashmir for thousands of years. Famous shawls are the jamavar with the famous paisley pattern. Mughals might introduced weavers and production on a larger scale.
    The Roman Empire's royalty were fond of Cashmere by the way.
    Shahtoosh is also a Persian name but the fabric used to be a part of Kashmiri culture too also before Islam.


    http://www.styleforum.net/t/151607/shahtoosh-the-illegal-fabric

    The finest Cashmere fabric in India is Shahmina.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahmina
     
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  3. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    This flippant comment sums up all your posts here, this is all beyond your comprehension.
     
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  5. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Fashionably so Sir.
     
  6. IndianBoyz

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    As tailored menswear, as we know it, is largely British in origin, and no colony had more of an impact on the British Empire than India, I think you know the answer. Most Englishman think their national food is curry, forfuckssake.
     
  8. Loathing

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    Japan and China have also had tremendous impact on all aspects of design and art in the West over the years, as did the Middle East and indeed everything once known as the Orient.

    Also, regarding the discussion vis-a-vis India: I wouldn't say all of the achievements of the Indus Valley/South Asian region can be attributed to what is modern day India. Pre-Moghul India has as much to do with modern day India as Germany or Britain has to do with Ancient Rome.

    Nonetheless, it is undeniable that South Asian and Indian fabrics and designs were, and continue to be, enormously popular in Britain the West.
     
  9. Macallan9

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    It is fucking hilarious that this thread devolved into people squabbling over demarcations of pakistan/india using historical events, ending with a british guy coming in and everyone railing against him.

    Carry on.
     
  10. IndianBoyz

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