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Clothing Is a Mode of Non-Verbal Communication - Crossed arms, dilated pupils, and fake smiles are all examples of nonverbal communication. However, the one that may have the biggest impact on a person’s opinion of the wearer is the type of clothing he or she is wearing. Clothing is often the first impression of a person that someone gets, whether it is accurate or not. People often use clothing to indicate their age, gender, political views, and economic class. Without even realizing it, most people make assumptions about a person based on their clothing....   [tags: Nonverbal Communication Through Clothing ]
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Business Success: The Unique Clothing Warehouse Case - ... Through the unique product planning, development and sales system to store operations to achieve cost reduction, the shape of the Japanese consumer 's favorite leisure brand. But Uniqlo is not content with their success in the late 1990s of the last century, Uniqlo to adjust the business model, began a " casual clothes directly to consumers " is a comprehensive amendment planning, production, distribution, marketing and other business processes, efforts to establish the most suitable for the consumer 's business model, in which the key is to follow consumer demand for mass production....   [tags: basic design, unisex clothing] 920 words
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Modesty in Women’s Clothing, Sumptuary Laws - Women’s hanbok reflected the Confucian ideal of modesty. Although people generally considered that modesty could be achieved by concealing the female form, the hanbok’s unique design was concealing, yet revealing at the same time. According to Kyung (2010) “the status and rank of their husbands defined the dress of women during the Joseon dynasty” (para. 17). Sumptuary laws mandated that certain fabrics and accessories could be worn only by those who held an appropriate rank. Nonetheless, the categories were eroded over time, and restricted articles came into general use....   [tags: modesty, clothing, korean fashion ]
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History of Clothing - Have you ever stopped and wondered what did people wear back in the day. Or what was the clothing like when the Romans or Greeks where here. The Clothing that we wear today is very different; people didn’t always wear skinny jeans and graphic shirts. I took the time to research what was clothing like before we were born. It was believed that the very first people the Homo sapiens may have been the first people to wear clothing. The first people may have worn leaves or animal skins. Adam and Eve (according to the bible) made aprons of leafs, so they could cover themselves....   [tags: Evolution of Clothes, History]
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Clothing Factories: Hennes Women´s Clothing in Sweden - Sixty seven years ago one of the most successful clothing stores opened up just for women's clothing in Sweden. Eleven years later the original “Hennes” changed its names to Hennes & Mauritz. “Hennes” means “for her” in Swedish. The store began to sell men and women's clothing after Erling Persson and Mauritz Widforss met and became business partners. Originally Mauritz Widforss owned a store that was mainly focused on selling things for fisherman. Erling Persson decided to buy Widforss’ store and together they created H&M....   [tags: H&M, latest fashion, collections] 1004 words
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Use of Clothing in Lord of the Flies - There are many examples of literature in everyday life that help people understand the world around them. Literature preserves the ideals of people- leaving the reader with numerous messages. Authors may use motifs in literature to give the reader a deeper understanding of the lives of people. In a piece of literature, Lord of the Flies, an overlooked but significant motif is clothing. William Golding uses clothing to show how human nature can revert to disorder in the absence of law and order. The introduced to clothing early on in the novel....   [tags: golding, ralph, turmoil]
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The History of the Associations of Lace Clothing - The History of the Associations of Lace Clothing The journey of lace through the world of consumerism states that lace clothing was not always a sheer one-piece jumpsuit worn by Lady Gaga at some awards show. In fact, lace was laid as a sign of honor on alters in churches, and used in tradition burial services of prestigious individuals. Lace has many different associations and connotations. Throughout the history of lace, the people who bought and sold lace changed. The construction and production of lace also changed....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Clothing and the Culture of Fashion - Clothing has always been an important part of society, with evidence from the earliest human civilizations. In history, climate, religion and political factors played a role in the fabrication, styling and even color of the garments that people wore. Today, the fashion industry is multi-faceted, and while climate and religion are still some factors in how we dress, there are many more influences in what we choose to wear. Time and time again, designers reference historical styles and push them into modern trends....   [tags: Fashion]
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Natural and Sythetic Fibers in Clothing - ... Cellulose is found often times in the stems and leaves in plants. It is very sturdy in clothes because of the way it bonds. What makes cellulose so strong is the hydrogen-oxygen bonds, called hydrogen bonding. The hydrogen and the oxygen act as either end of a magnet, attracting each other ("Cellulose"). They can be stretched and pulled but they also join back together ("Polymers in Textile Fibers"). Examples of natural fibers containing cellulose that are often used in clothing are cotton and flax....   [tags: cellulose, molecular structure, environment] 1142 words
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Clothing in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth - In Macbeth ambition and power are two great themes. The main characters try to overcome their social hierarchy and gain authority. The will to obtain power is strong and as the character try to become more than they are, they are ultimately revealed by their clothing. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth will come to realize how their clothes have unmasked them, and will try and dress to deceive. However, they can never fool themselves fully and will end up consumed by their attempts to do so. I state that while their garments may represent their true position, changing them cannot stop the force of faith....   [tags: Macbeth Essays]
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Clothing as a Mean for Deception - In Shakespeare´s Macbeth the image pattern of clothing is delicately woven into the plot, as it relates to the characters´ nature in an often metaphorical way. The plot develops around Macbeth´s and Lady Macbeth’s yearn for power and social superiority, a desire that leads to the murder of King Duncan. By disguising themselves, the main characters try to cover their disgrace from the deed they committed, this in order to uphold their appearances and maintain their newly acquired power. However, they can neither fool themselves or their surroundings....   [tags: Shakespeare, Macbeth, Plot, Characters]
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Clothing Industry and Competitive Strategies - ... The company is currently fighting to remain and expand its market share. The firm plans to do aggressive expansion by open many new stores in different locations across the U.S. In 2011, the company invested around $77 million for its new expansion projects, which increased 41% compared to 2010 data (Express 10K, 2011). For marketing strategy, Express emphasizes on its high-end market products. Most of the products are formal in style with high qualities and premium prices which imply that Express Inc’s target customers will be high class business people....   [tags: product, prices, market] 2574 words
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Analysis of the Clothing Industry - ... The change in culture is what makes the future of the clothing industry unpredictable. Culture creates opportunities and threats to the clothing industry. If a company is not ahead or on par with its competition and the cultural norms are changing, than this would definitely be considered a threat as it would cause the companies’ sales to fall. In turn, if a company is able to predict future trends and appeal to their consumers before their competitors it would be considered an opportunity. As the culture continues to evolve these opportunities and threats can arise continuously....   [tags: fashion, trends, threats] 1156 words
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Study of Clothing Online Shopping - Introduction The existence of many sophisticated computer systems and various innovations in the Computer Age justifies the need for new ways of sales in society. The need for share of information in a so called ‘global network’ and man’s desire to communicate from long distances called for the birth of the World Wide Web (formerly known as ARPANET). With the advent of the internet, many of the mundane tasks and businesses became feasible. Things like buying and selling can now be done online. Consumers no longer need to move from their place....   [tags: data protection systems, business analysis]
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The History of Bulletproof Clothing - Bulletproof clothing is the most interesting thing I have ever seen in my life. There is not really a problem of bulletproof clothing besides it is very expensive to make it. It is very expensive just because of the materials. The materials are spider-silk, vectran and Kevlar. The history of bulletproof has been worn for thousands of years. Even the medieval Europe worn body armor. By the 1500’s, they changed the development of cannons and guns. Bulletproof in the encyclopedia means the protection of bullets, knives and puncture wounds....   [tags: bulletproof, kevlar, body armor]
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Types of Clothing and Mood - ... Some believe that different fashion trends play a part on our feeling or are it our feeling that pushes us to different fashion trends. There are so many stigma that fashion trends portray. So my question is: Can clothes affect the way a person feels. Mark Twain says “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society,” suggests that the right type of clothing may have an impact on how people perceive you. If complemented on can boost that individual confidence and so give them a self-worth....   [tags: human feelings ] 548 words
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The Evolution of Women’s Clothing - “For as long as men and women have been wearing clothing, there has been a hierarchy based on garments. The clearest example arose when the sexes were segregated into skirts and pants: women would only wear dresses (a symbol of submission) and men would only wear trousers (proof of domination). Women’s clothing was created to impede and hamper movement (through tight or many layered skirts), while men enjoyed the ease and comfort of pant legs.” (Meza, Echazarreta) Women’s fashion throughout the ages can be used to trace the history of equality between men and women....   [tags: Societal Advancements, Bicycles]
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Carbon Clothing Made for Hunting - ... This new and advanced material is the answer to demands for improved military and industrial protection. ACF, in fabric, out performs Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) and Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) in the respect of formation. With the help of corrugation and sewing technology, it can be made into whatever forms to meet any unique requirement in applications. ACF effectively removes aliphatic, hydrocarbons, halogenated, aromatic, aldehydes, ketoses, acids, alcohols, phosphorus compounds, ethers, esters, sulfur, and nitrogen compounds....   [tags: scent, elimination, physical, activated] 1574 words
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Fashion, Clothing, and Society - There is much scholarly debate over fashion and clothing and their importance within present day society. Fashion and clothing can be defined as many things that hold our society together. Fashion can be defined as a prevailing custom or style of dress, etiquette and socialising, or the conventional usage in dress and manners, whereas clothing is defined as garments collectively or something that covers. If fashion and clothing were abolished there would be no room for individuality, the world’s population would be uniform....   [tags: Sociology]
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Inside the Clothing Store - Introduction Human Resource Management involves fostering a company culture that makes working for an organization a pleasant and rewarding experience. Building off the supplemental case: Inside the Clothing Store, this paper will concentrate on key ideas associated with building and sustaining a positive culture, how HR impacts culture with their activities and practices, and how the supplemental case compares with real life experience. Company Culture Most individuals want to go to work every day looking forward to what they do and enthusiastic about working in the environment they are in....   [tags: Human Resource Management]
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Women's Clothing Advertisements Analysis - ... Potter talks a bit about this. He shares that since many advertisements are of products that people already buy it just helps reinforce their purchase and makes the buyer feel better about it. With the Express, Ann Taylor, and Levi’s advertisements I think this idea is at work because these are more reasonably priced clothing that many have in their closet already. I think the Bottega Veneta advertisement it is more about awareness of the brand because I have never heard of it. C) Potter shares that advertising alters needs from public goods to private goods, making us more apt to buy things that please and help us, which creates waste because items are only benefiting individuals....   [tags: marketing campaigns]
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Ladies Fashion Clothing Boutique - Throughout this essay, a thorough analysis will be made in relation to specific research on cultures of work in a particular work place. The workplace that will be focused on throughout this essay is a ladies fashion boutique. The main argument will focus on discourses of management throughout the concepts of what is considered as work in the retail sector, how the working environment is managed throughout the fashion industry, commitment in the workplace and relationship of teamwork. All these aspects of work will be tied in together to form a research based argument in relation to the fashion boutique....   [tags: Research Analysis, Ladies Fashion Boutique] 2375 words
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The Clothing Store Francesca's - ... Rather than just selling apparel, Francesca’s has borrowed a page from Coach and Michael Kors by also including jewelry and accessories within its collections. By having a wide range of merchandise available, Francesca’s has built up its appeal to trend-seeking shoppers (Caplinger, 2012).” There are many competitors of Francesca’s to consider like, Abercrombie & Fitch, Buckle, American Eagle, and many more (Sutherland, 2013). Francesca’s has many advantages over their competitors that almost put them in a niche category....   [tags: company profille]
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What Consumers Do With Their Unwanted Clothing? - What Consumers Do With Their Unwanted Clothing. Keywords: Sustainability, textiles, discard In today’s fast fashion culture, people are disposing of clothes faster and more frequently than ever before. The waste from this disposal accounts for 13 million tons of solid waste per year (US EPA, 2009). Finding out how consumers dispose of their clothing is the first step in making a more sustainable lifecycle for textiles. This exploratory study used the Personal Mind Mapping technique to learn what consumers do with their unwanted clothing....   [tags: sustainability, recycling, textiles]
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Tailoring and Clothing After the Civil War - Before the American Civil War, ready-made apparel existed but its variety was limited. Coats, jackets and undergarments were only available in predetermined sizes. Most clothing was made by tailors, by individuals, or by their family members at home. The Civil War was a pivotal event in the historical development of men’s ready-made clothing. At the outset of the Civil War, most uniforms were custom-made in workers’ homes under government contract. As the war continued, however, manufacturers started to build factories that could quickly and efficiently meet the growing demands of the military....   [tags: fashion, styles, measurements] 584 words
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What Your Clothing Speaks to the World - ... Many women do not know that everything they wear says something about them. A lot of women get stuck in the same look for years because they are scared of change. Some women want change though and they want to look like they are rich and attempt it by wearing a lot of jewelry when really a lot of jewelry sends a message that you are having money problems and yu are trying to hide them. Exposing cleavage might not be such a great idea; they are actually telling their boss that being a women means that you are week not powerful....   [tags: personality in fashion] 1190 words
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Clothing Store: Urban Outfitters INC - ... Richard Hayne the founder of Urban Outfitters Inc. is the mastermind behind this worldwide known clothing store. Hayne created the little store in Philiadelphia that has become an iconic urban hipster store. Being a college hippie himself Hayne understood the need to be free at a young age, his store appeals to the younger generation because of the independent mind of a young adult. Young minds are very liberal and open to numerous ideas so wasn’t it ironic that the founder of Urban Outfitters supported Rick Santorum an anti-gay activist....   [tags: brands, sales, bed-bug ] 985 words
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Clothing Or Concept - IZOD: Clothing or Concept Every day, billions are spent on advertising with the intention of selling some product of one kind or another. Every day, even more people come in contact with these ads and are affected by them. As the number of ads continues to rise, the percentage of those that are misleading and manipulative also increases. As a result, we have become more skeptical about what we see and hear, and we have begun to acquire distaste for the marketing world. The IZOD “Extreme Leisure” clothing ad is a perfect example of why this distaste for today’s marketing industry is ascending at such a dramatic rate....   [tags: essays research papers] 505 words
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Importance of Clothing in King Lear - Importance of Clothing in King Lear Nakedness and dress in Shakespeare's King Lear, represented the status of a character. Many scenes use clothing to show one characters dominance over another. The more opulent the clothing, the higher the status, or the lack of clothing, the lower the status. A few characters go through many wardrobes. Lear and Edgar, both start the beginning of the play wearing expensive, luxurious clothing, but each at different times wear less glorious clothing or even no clothing at all....   [tags: King Lear essays] 627 words
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Clothing in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Clothing: A Form of Rebellion “Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used by the author to represent abstract ideas or concepts.” Symbolism in literature is the depth and hidden meaning in any piece of work. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a powerful and evocative novel laced with symbolism. The most obvious is the symbol of the scarlet letter itself, representing Hester’s sin of adultery. Hawthorne’s other symbols are less obvious and are very often obscured in the novel....   [tags: essays research papers] 1190 words
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A Comparative Analysis: British and Chinese Clothing Concepts - A Comparative Analysis: British and Chinese Clothing Concepts 1.0 Introduction 1.1. Background Information The importance of dressing and fashion has been a subject in many societies especially the relation between clothing and the shape of both national and social setups of these societies (Crane, 2000). Many academicians, writers and authors have adopted the use of dressing in their literary works to reveal the differences in physical environments, social structures, racial relations, religious movements and political associations....   [tags: Culture ]
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Clothing and Darkness in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Use of Imagery in Macbeth   In Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses many forms of imagery, including the forms of clothing and darkness. Each detail in his imagery contains an important symbol of the play. These symbols that must be understood if one is to understand either the passage which contains it or the play as a whole. In Macbeth, the image of clothing is used to suggest that throughout the play, Macbeth is seeking to hide his "disgraceful self" from his eyes and from others. Shakespeare wants to keep alive the ironical contrast between the wretched creature that Macbeth really is and the disguises he assumes to conceal that fact....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 524 words
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The Importance of Clothing in Macbeth - The Importance of Clothing in Macbeth In Shakespeare's Macbeth, clothing imagery represents the titles that Macbeth wears. Macbeth receives two new titles throughout the play; one is earned and the other stolen. The first, Thane of Cawdor, is rightfully his because he earned it. The second, King of Scotland, is a stolen title that does not fit him honestly. Macbeth's clothing in the play symbolizes both of the titles that he acquires. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth already bears the title Thane of Glamis....   [tags: Macbeth essays] 758 words
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Clothing, Shelter and Transportation in Panama - Clothing, Shelter and Transportation in Panama Panama, a small country located in Central America, is very diversified in both its people and its climate. Considered to be the isthmus connecting South America to North America, Panama has played a key role in global transportation since the creation of the Panama Canal. The canal goes through the midsection of the country connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, allowing for much faster sea travel. Because of its location, Panama has been heavily influenced by several countries including Colombia which they were ruled by until 1903 and the United States which played such a large role in the realization of the canal....   [tags: Panama Culture Region Essays Papers]
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The Significance of Clothing and Fashion in Both Ancient and Modern World - 4.0 Different Aesthetic Concept 4.1 British Simile Culture: Personality and Comfortable of Clothing Unlike the Chinese clothing design worn during the Warring State Period, the Elizabethan period clothing was worn more for fashion than for comfort. This is an interesting observation given that even the under garments worn next to the skin were modified to help improve the appearance of the wearers. Members of the society endowed with great wealth (mostly members of the royal family and upper class) wore shirts as their inner garments, the women version of the shirt referred to as “smock” (La Mar, 1958)....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Point of Buying Expensive Brand-Name Clothing - Every year, Americans spend a large amount of money on clothing. Thousands of people fret over what they are going to wear, and many ads air on television with models fashioning the latest design. Even though some people believe that wearing brand-name clothing increases self-confidence, expensive clothing is not worth buying because brand-name clothing can be extremely costly and the process of putting together a costly wardrobe is very time-consuming. Purchasing brand-name clothing can be extremely costly....   [tags: self-esteem, better investments] 533 words
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Turkey: The Second Largest External Supplier of Textiles and Clothing - ... This was driven mainly by private consumption which showed that demand for produce was still very much there (Kaytaz, 2014). Currency Exchange Rates Currency exchange rates are very important when dealing with international trade and even more so during a global crisis such as the recession or Eurozone crisis. Volatile rates have impacted greatly on the textile and apparel trade aswell as influencing production trends such as where companies will source their suppliers. 2009 saw the Euro depreciate in value to the US Dollar 5.0% and the following year 4.7% but in 2011 the Euro appreciated the Dollar 5.0%....   [tags: business report] 1918 words
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Experiences fo the Customers at Two Popular Clothing Stores - ... Performance Matters. Each of us is given the opportunity every day to contribute to the success of Express. We have a responsibility to use that opportunity to perform at the highest level in all that we do, and in a way that is consistent with our Company values. We take personal responsibility for our actions and results, and know that how we achieve results is as important as the results themselves. Creative Collaboration. We know we can achieve greater success by working together than we can by ourselves....   [tags: company comparison and business analysis] 1746 words
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Clothing Impact on Social Interactions - Does Clothing Have an Impact on Social Interactions: An Observational Study in the Classroom There are many reasons why we choose to wear a particular article or style of clothing. Many of us consider our choice in clothing as an extension of our identity. While many others pick items from their wardrobe that reflect their current mood. There are also many times when we choose to dress a certain way in anticipation of being in a particular social setting. Even people who don’t seem to bother with matching clothes or wearing a designer label or walk around wearing clothes that are torn and dirty, are making a statement....   [tags: essays research papers] 1251 words
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Central Australian Food and Clothing - Central Australian Food and Clothing Weather and climate are immensely influential forces in every society, and central Australia demonstrates this nicely. Throughout history, the influence of weather has been evident. The aborigines, European settlers and modern Australians all had or have to negotiate the impacts of weather in their daily lives. The respective cultures of the aborigines and the Europeans are products of weather and worked together to create modern society in Australia. The modern culture has been produced by a combination of cultural and climatic forces and has changed over time as the different groups within it influenced each other....   [tags: Culture Australia Essays Papers]
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Everything You Wanted to Know about Bulletproof Clothing - ... When the 16th century European blacksmith finished making armor that was imoervious to firearms, he fired a shot at the breastplate, denting it. As the story goes, this dent was proof to his customer that the armor would stand up to a bullet, so it became known as “the bulletproof”. Since then, the history of bulletproof vests has been anything but a straight shot. (“Lammie, Rob”). Body armor, by its very nature, is meant to protect the wearer from flying bullets, and in most circumstances outside a war zone it’s tough to argue that they should be available for civilian use armor protect against gunshots appeared in the 18th century made of layers of cotton and sufficient...   [tags: vests, firearm, penetrate]
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Fashion Evolution of Clothing in Sri Lanka over the Centuries - ... ** put a pic here of nilame uniform, costume of the royal family, lady of royal family, normal girl During the reign of Wimaladharmasuriya (1591 – 1604), the normal dress of a king was a shirt and a long sleeved jacket with a manthaya around the neck. Sinhalese style decorated turban or malabar style, pair of trouser with a high cornered hat with a borala. It was a custom to wear a sword and nobody was allowed to wear stocking and shoes which was a part of their royal clothes.The main intention of making kings’ jewelry special was to make the king prior and noticeable among people....   [tags: fashion, clothes, ckimate, market] 2141 words
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Clothing and its Depiction of Racial and Social Stratification - Clothing and its depiction of Racial and Social Stratification. A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney is composed of dialogues, proficiently written to disguise social issues in Britain in the1950s. The conversations between the characters reveal their dynamic relationships and Delaney “dresses” each character uniquely based on their social identities and personalities: The “black” characters in the play had uniformed professions to boost their social status since uniforms are associated with “honorable” professions....   [tags: Play Review] 622 words
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The Significance of Clothing in The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue - Throughout The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue, Chaucer’s use of the characters’ clothing, to symbolize what lies beneath the surface of each personality is significant. Chaucer strongly uses the Knight, the Squire and the Prioress’s clothing to symbolize how their personalities are reflected through The Canterbury Tales. The Knight’s true character is portrayed through his modest apparel. His character is displayed by the way he chooses to show himself in public, which is a noble knight, that is why he wears dirty clothes and chooses to come on the pilgrimage straight from battle....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales] 944 words
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Textile Factories Overseas: Making Clothing for US Consumers - We have become a nation of consumers. Demanding consumers. We want a lot and we want it cheap. Unfortunately, cheap comes at a cost. A cost that goes to people miles away, people we don’t know and most of us are likely never to meet. People working in factories located in China, Bangladesh, the Philippines and more. Any clothing tag will tell you where it came from, but it won't tell you the name or age of the person who made it. It won’t tell you that those people make less money every year than the average person living in the US makes in a month....   [tags: Sewing, Cotton] 1785 words
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The H & M Swedish Multichannel Retailer for Clothing - ... Hierarchy is used by most large organisation and the levels are one above the other and one person has number of workers under them within their span of control. Tall structure is tall with many level of hierarchy with many management levels. It’s one of the most complicated and complex structure with slower respond. (Bounlesscom, 2014) The pattern refers H&M operational relationship and facilitating the achievement of organisation goal. H&M current organisation structure is Matrix, which means the members of executive management team, are responsible for their department’s maintenance, providing training and best practice....   [tags: management, organization] 601 words
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Assessment of Training Needs in the Textile & Clothing Sector in India - The purpose of this paper is to identify the skill gap between employer needs and employee competences in the Indian textile & clothing industry and suggest appropriate training modules for bridging this skill gap. Recently many new technologies have stepped in to strengthen the textile industry but there is not sufficient qualified manpower to support the technology. The textile industry requires highly competent workforce to fully utilize the technological up gradation; else the big investments in up gradation will go waste....   [tags: skill gap in India]
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History of Children's Clothing - History of Children's Clothing In relation to history children’s clothing is relative new idea. The different fashions for children nowadays were none existent until very late in history. Children are full of original sin so must be taught to be god fearing good Christians; hence their growing up was encouraged vigorously . Children began imitation of adults at an early age. They were dressed as adults as soon as possible and encouraged to act mature. In Tudor times little is known about children’s lives through records because not worth recording high enfant mortality rate....   [tags: miscellaneous]
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Victorian Clothing - Victorian Clothing Through out history people have been influenced by many things in society, art, music, and role models are all some of examples. One of the biggest things that makes us who we are and that we can use to tell other people what we are all about is clothing. Lawyers and doctors don't wear jeans and t-shirts. Instead they may sport a coat or shirt and tie. You don't see many garbage men wearing suits and tuxes. It was the same way through history as it is today. Clothing is, many times, very much over looked....   [tags: European Europe History] 725 words
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Shakesperean Clothing - Have you ever looked at a picture of your parents when they were your age. Or maybe your grandparents from way back when. Well, judging by how much we laugh at their goofy clothes and ridiculous shoes, not to mention the hilarious hairstyles, styles have changed a lot. We?ve gone from high waists to low waists, baggy shirts to shirts that could fit your little sister, from bellbottoms to skin-tight jeans, and from voluminous hair to straight and silky locks. Yes, style can change a lot in a few decades and if you think that's a lot of change, try going back a few centuries, to the times of Shakespeare....   [tags: essays research papers] 762 words
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Traditional Clothing of the Hasidic and Hawaiian Cultures - Traditional Clothing of the Hasidic and Hawaiian Cultures Clothing can tell many things about a person. Bright colors can give the hint of an outgoing person, while dark colors can signify seriousness. Some of the clothing choices are purely personal choices, while others are based on religious or cultural beliefs. Walking through the streets of any Metropolis clothing styles can vary like the leaves of a tree during fall. Gangs today use clothing to mark their territory. The Bloods and Crypts each have their own color-coded clothing to tell each other apart....   [tags: Hawaii Culture Descriptive] 1301 words
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Importance of Clothing in Prologue of the Canterbury Tales - Importance of Clothing in Prologue of the Canterbury Tales Countless people believe in the cliche "do not judge a book by its cover": but why not. Clothing often forms another's first impression of one. It speaks of where a person has been and where they intend to go. Their appearance also illustrates a person's true self and aspirations. A man wearing torn jeans, dingy shirt, and old shoes might be thought of as poor or coming home from a hard day's labor. However, a young woman in a Gucci dress with Versace pumps could be assumed to have access to a large amount of money....   [tags: Canterbury Tales Essays] 512 words
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Analysis of the Market Offer for Women’s Yoga Clothing of Lululemon - Executive summary This report is aiming to analyse the special market offer “women’s yoga clothing” of Lululemon, what’s special about this product is that it is accounting for most of Lululemon Athletica’s sales. Women’s and Girls’ Wear Manufacturing Industry is expected to gain about $589.6 million in 2013-14, a little drop by 3.9%. The major participators in this industry are: • Nike, Inc. • Reebok • Adidas AG Lululemon is a public company that founded in Vancouver in 1998, which now becomes a top athletic apparel company in the world, especially for women’s yoga clothing....   [tags: athletic, apparel, industry] 532 words
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Analyzing The Possible Expansion of Swifts' Boutique - Analyzing the retail sales for the possible city involved in the new expansion report is another significant factor in figuring out which site would be best for Swifts’ Boutique. Not only do the retail sales in general need to be researched, but the retail sales pertaining specifically to the clothing stores also needs to be researched. To take it even further we will be looking at the overall expenditures for each county in just Apparel, and then taking it another step further looking into just Female Apparel....   [tags: clothing statistic, madison, girl´s clothing]
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Clothing from the 1790s to the 1900s - Directoire and Empire Period which was between 1790 to.1820 at the time France had been suffering from poor Social and political instability which led to economic grievance that caused a revolution to break out in France in 1789 which resulted the end of the French monarchy .it wasn't until 1804 that the france was able to experience a prosperous French economy under the rule of napoleon. fashion styles began to develop symbolism as a way for individuals to express their views. the aristocratic revolutionaries, they wore trousers and a Bonnet rouge which is the " red cap of liberty" and the Sans culottes wore more dark colors as Ribero stated" it was easier to define what the san...   [tags: France, Fashion] 1869 words
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Can Uniforms Help Students Become Peaceful Equals? - ... Some argue that the requirement of school uniforms would not stop kids from being bullied for other reasons. Although that argument is strong, the requirement of school uniforms only lowers the rate of students being bullied. If students are continuously being bullied for other reasons, extreme measures can be taken. For the students being bullied because of self-expression, requiring school uniforms could help give them a sense of protection. Another argument for uniforms in schools is to decrease the peer pressure among the students to wear trendier brands....   [tags: peer pressure, clothing, discipline] 614 words
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Depictions of Colonial Society in ‘The Palmer Family’ and ‘Colonel Blair with his Family and an Ayah’ - ... He seems protective and loving of the family, yet clearly in charge. Interestingly Palmer is dressed in English dress clothes, while his companions are dressed as per Indian tradition. This element also indicating the British position in India, there is intimate interaction, but the difference between the two is substantial. There is a hierarchical structure even in this family and British dominance is at the head. Blair is also painted in British dress, however he is in Military clothing. This indicates his role in India, both as the head of his family and his servant, as well as Britain’s place in the colonial society....   [tags: painting, clothing, culture]
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