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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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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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Use of Clothing in Lord of the Flies - ... Instead he describes the uniform in depth which signifies its importance. In society, uniforms signify order and structure. By the boys arriving on the island with uniforms, we are aware that the boys are disciplined and are aware of law and order. The boys could have arrived on the island wearing regular clothing, but they arrive wearing uniforms. This strongly emphasizes the later disorder amongst the boys and the corruption of their previous moral views. The last to arrive to the assembly are the choir boys, “Their bodies, from throat to ankle, were hidden by black cloaks, which bore a long silver cross on the left breast, and each neck was finished off with a hambone frill” (19)....   [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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Clothing and Gender in Virginia Woolf's Orlando - Clothing and Gender in Virginia Woolf's Orlando In her novel Orlando, Virginia Woolf tells the story of a man who one night mysteriously becomes a woman. By shrouding Orlando's actual gender change in a mysterious religious rite, we readers are pressured to not question the actual mechanics of the change but rather to focus on its consequences. In doing this, we are invited to answer one of the fundamental questions of our lives, a question that we so often ignore because it seems so very basic - what is a man....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Orlando Essays]
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The Westernization of Middle Eastern Women’s Fashion - When people think of a Middle Eastern woman, the most common image that comes to mind is a lady wearing a long black dress, known as an ibaya or jilbab, and a hijab. That is, if a niqab isn’t pictured along with it. And although that might have been a pretty accurate depiction a few decades ago, the fact if the matter is: Middle Eastern women’s modern fashion is as westernized as it’s ever been. Although I’m focusing mainly on Islamic dress, a lot of this applies to non-Islamic Arab women as well....   [tags: Clothing, Islam]
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Women's Use of Cosmetics and Clothing to Beautify Themselves throughout History - Introduction From an early age people are able to recognize themselves in the mirror, contemplating not only how they think they look but also how they may look to others. Through reflection, a man can recognize his flaws and begin manipulating certain factors of his exterior, shaping how his environment will see him. Cosmetics and clothing can serve as a mask to create both an illusion of beauty which may not be there, and to portray a status or rank which a person may not necessarily have. I will be taking an analytical approach to the topic of how cosmetics and clothes loan their beauty to their wearer, creating in some cases a deceitful or ornamental mask....   [tags: women's studies] 2010 words
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Animal Cruelty in Factory Farms, the Clothing Trade, Laboratories, and the Entertainment Industry - Animal rights is the viewpoint that animals have rights corresponding to the way humans do. Animal cruelty is a worldwide social problem that is multidimensional. Animals are generally abused in four major areas: factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry (PETA.org). Factories often conceal their harmful acts to avoid animal welfare laws imposed by the government. In a household, people isolate or physically abuse their animals, which can also be linked to family abuse....   [tags: Animal Rights, Social Issue]
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symbolaw Symbols and Symbolism - Clothing as a Symbol in The Awakening - Use of Clothing as a Symbol in The Awakening In the novel, The Awakening, Kate Chopin takes Edna Pontellier on a journey of self-discovery. In doing this, she uses many symbols to show the relationship between Edna and the world. Clothing, or rather, the lack thereof, displays this relationship well. As Edna progresses throughout the novel, she discards more and more layers of the confining ìclothingî that surrounds her body and soul. By taking off her clothing, one piece at a time, she disobeys the rules that society has set for her, and in doing this, she exerts her independence....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays] 838 words
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Clothing and Body Language in Literary Works and Art - Clothing and Body Language in Literary Works and Art      Throughout life, clothing and body language are often utilized as sources of emotional expression. These emotions can also be portrayed in literaray works and artisitic displays, such as those of Poe, Baudelaire, Manet, and Warhol. In Poe's “Man of the Crowd,” there are several descriptions of different types of people based on their appearances, but one particular man is focused on by the narrator due to his unique appearance. Baudelaire's “The Painter of Modern Life” emphasizes the emotional expressions of beauty and fashion expressed in art....   [tags: Poe Baudelaire Manet Essays] 2032 words
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Comparing Clothing in Knight's Tale and the Miller's Tale - One of the striking differences between the Knyghts Tale and the Millers Tale (which is supposed to "quit(e)" the Knyghts Tale) is that of clothing (the former tale) and lack of clothing (in the latter). Upon an inspection of the General Prologue's description of the Knyght, I found that clothing is a very signifcant part of the Knyght's Tale. Chaucer's decription of him may forshadow (or, since Chaucer wrote the tales after they were told, color his perceptions of the Knyght) the importance of clothing in the Knyght's Tale....   [tags: Chaucer, Canterbury Tales]
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Great Expectations - Clothing Does Not Make the Man - Great Expectations - Clothing Does Not Make the Man       In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens explores the perception that the value of a man increases with his attainment of material wealth. Dickens probes the truth of such a system of values through Pip's quest for material gain. This quest is the literal pursuit of a better suit of clothing but is conducted without regard for the kind of man wearing the suit. Thus Dickens poses the question: does it profit a man to gain the world at the risk of losing his soul....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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Imagery of Blood, Light and Clothing in Macbeth by William Shakespeare - Imagery of Blood, Light and Clothing in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Imagery, the art of making images, the product of imagination (Merriam- Webster). Shakespeare uses many forms of imagery in his writing of Macbeth. Three main forms of imagery in this play are blood, light and darkness, and clothing. Within each form of this imagery Shakespeare incorporates symbols that the reader must understand if they are to interpret either the passage or the play as a whole. In Macbeth blood symbolizes many things....   [tags: Papers] 544 words
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Chaucer’s Use of Clothing: an Effective Rhetorical Device - Chaucer’s Use of Clothing: an Effective Rhetorical Device In Literature, as in real life, characters are sometimes judged by their appearance. The description of clothing provides detail and comment on those wearing them. Chaucer’s uses of artifice in The Canterbury Tales function as gauges of the social status and economic wealth, and emotional condition of each pilgrim. Artifice effectively provides a badge of humanity, symbolic of each character’s fallibility. Yet clothing simultaneously imposes upon the characters literary stereotypes, which they consequentially adopt....   [tags: essays papers] 1825 words
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Organisation Theory: Motivation at the Bradley Clothing Company - Organisation Theory: Motivation at the Bradley Clothing Company The personnel manager of the Bradley Clothing Company, Alice Johnson thinks the theories of Maslow and Herzberg are very suitable for the management; therefore, she put the theory into practice. The outcome is not what she expected, so this is the main discussion point about the relationship between theory and reality. The theories of Maslow and Herzberg are surely worthy to be the reference for implementation, but there are still some theories which assist and support these two theories to make it more complete, and it is also very important to take this into consideration....   [tags: Business Management] 1939 words
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Use of Clothing in Their Eyes Were Watching God - Use of Clothing in Their Eyes Were Watching God       In the novel Their Eyes were watching God Zora Neale Hurston portrays a woman named Janie's search for love and freedom. Janie, throughout the novel, bounces through three different marriages, with a brief stint at being a widow in between. Throughout these episodes, Hurston uses Janie`s clothing as a visual bookmark of where Janie is in her search for true love and how she is being influenced by those around her.   Janie's first article of clothing is an apron that she wears while married to Logan Killiks as a hard working sixteen year old....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays]
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Post Fordist Elements at a Small Clothing Botique - Soldiers on the Bikini Front This past summer I worked in a small clothing boutique called Exposure. We sold overpriced bikinis, flip-flops, pants, shirts, and skirts and it was the worst job of my life. I had spent three months experiencing life in a secondary labour segment and it is something I never want to do again. Flexible labour, no benefits, no overtime, and soldiering was enough to make anyone quit their job. Although it was a dreary way to spend part of my summer it was an interesting learning experience and has once again encouraged me to engage my mind and contribute more than my bikini expertise to society....   [tags: Summer Job Employment Labor Fordism]
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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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Description of an Image Consulting Job - Starting at a very young age, almost every girl dreams to have a job that involves fashion. Ever thought it would be cool to completely makeover someone’s wardrobe and even their style like the people on the television series What Not To Wear. Yes, exactly. Image consulting is a great job for both men and women. However, it takes a lot of work. An image consultant must work with a client’s style, goals, and budgets to create a convincing and appealing image. The goal is to give people advice that will help them achieve what they want - whether it is to get a new job, to make a good impression, or simply to feel good about themselves....   [tags: fashion, image consultant, clothing]
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Fashion in the Middle Ages - The clothing of the Middle Ages, like everything else was decided by the pyramid of power. The pyramid of power was the Middle Ages Feudal System. Medieval clothes provided information about the rank of the person wearing them. From the 11th through the 14th centuries, medieval clothing assorted according to the social standing of the people. The clothing worn by nobility and upper classes was clearly different than that of the lower class. Medieval clothes provided information about the status of the person wearing them....   [tags: european history, clothing] 1143 words
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How Heroes Influence Today’s Youth - In the early years of a person’s life several different factors influence their decisions and actions, but no more than that of a hero. A hero (n.d), according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a person who is greatly admired. Which leads to appreciation and the want or need to emulate such a person. Thus leading to the transformation of a hero to a role model. A role model can be anybody that others want to imitate. A person susceptible to encouragement may choose to mirror such a chosen idol....   [tags: teenagers, model, clothing styles]
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Jeans: A Reflection of American Values - Jeans: A Reflection of American Values Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis did not know they were creating an American legacy when they patented the process for riveting pants on May 20, 1873, nor did they get to see the enduring influence of their product before their deaths in the early 1900’s ("Levi Strauss & Co. Timeline"). Nevertheless, since their creation, denim jeans have become symbolic of various American sentiments over the years: the romanticizing of the American West, the social rebellion of countercultures, and a paradoxical preoccupation with individuality....   [tags: Clothing]
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Do Name Brand Clothing Affect Children and Teens Lifestyles and Interactions With One Another? - Chanel, Versace, American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Under Armor, True Religion, and Free People are only some of the name brand clothing that teens see in their everyday lives walking down the hallway at school or while shopping at the mall. Kim Kardashian is walking down New York 5th Avenue in skintight Versace cheetah pants with a black Dior chiffon top and spiked high-heeled Gucci boots. Crouching in an inconspicuous bush, paparazzi with its vulture like claws, snap pictures of her strutting by....   [tags: Chanel, Versace, American Eagle]
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Do Name Brand Clothing Affect Children and Teens Lifestyles and Interactions With One Another? - Although there are a few good reasons as to why name brand clothing does not affect teens, there are more reasons as to why they do. The bulk of research shows that fashion branding does have an impact on youth because it can cause insecurities and uncertainties brought by the transition from childhood to adulthood. Teens are in the awkward stage and feel insecure about where they fit in in life and how they look, and these name brand clothing advertisements are not making teens feel confident in their skin....   [tags: calvin klein, guess, advertisements]
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Analyzing Identity Through Impression Management: Professional Men’s Clothing Choices as a Symbol - ... Identity is a common topic studied in communication because it correlates with all other types of social sciences. Identity is separated into many different levels of understanding which include: organizational identity, social identity, cultural identity, individual identity, and professional identity (Sveningsson & Alvesson, 2003, pg. 1163). Understanding identity fully requires the belief that one can exist in two or more identities at once, with the most important level of identification being the one that fits the given the situation....   [tags: communication, judgements, gender] 1156 words
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History of Fashion Trends - Malcolm Barnard says in his book Fashion as Communication, "Fashion and clothing have always been explained as forms of communication" (39). American teenagers use fashion to communicate their feelings and beliefs. Throughout most decades teen fashion has proven to be a way of rebelling out how they feel and think about certain situations. They used fashion as a way of social contact with reference to scrutiny for all sorts of people. Fashion is a communication to use to convey with the world what their personality really says....   [tags: Clothing Clothes]
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Killing an Animal for Clothing - Imagine being beaten to near death and being painfully skinned alive. This scenario seems as if it would only happen in a horror film, but in reality it occurs on a daily basis. Looking at a fur coat through a store window or in a glossy magazine one may not realize that animals were beaten, electrocuted, crammed in filthy wire cages, or even hanged just to produce a simple fur coat. Every year millions of animals are treated wrongly and even killed for the fur on their backs. Society may think twice about wearing the corpse of an animal when one knows what really happens in the name of fashion....   [tags: ethical issues, animal rights]
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The Roman Civilization - Like all civilizations, the Romans have distinct qualities that set them apart from all others. I had the privilege of discovering the characteristics that set the ancient Romans apart from every other set group of ancient people. The Romans were considered a more advanced civilization, and are thoroughly known for their beautiful architecture and art. These are two of the topics that will be discussed along with Roman clothing, food and beverages, customs, religion, superstitions, and use of free time....   [tags: ancient romans, clothing, legacies]
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The World’s Unlikeliest Fashionistas - In the Congo, there is a group of people who have “chosen to exalt in the pleasure of extravagant clothes they have absolutely no practical reason to wear” (Downey). They are known as Sapeurs, or members of the Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes (Society of Atmosphere-makers and Elegant People). Because they are “positioned at the epicenter of chaos, poverty and civil war,” it seems illogical for them to dress in such a refined manner (Downey). Despite typically working menial jobs, these gentlemen wear expensive European brands, but they aren’t rich....   [tags: Congo, Sapeurs, fashion, culture, clothing]
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Shopping is a Pastime for Women - SHOPPING IS A PASTIME Women’s clothing does not bite, but every guy I know seems to think it does. If it’s hanging on a rack or sitting patiently in a store for someone to handle, poke, or prod, it’s dangerous. Other adjectives— provided kindly by my guy friends—include “expensive,” “a waste of time,” and “unnecessary,” proving that men just don’t know anything about shopping and what it means to women. Combing through racks of clothing and looking for the cutest outfits may take hours, but many girls feel great satisfaction in doing so....   [tags: Women's Clothing Clothes]
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Dress Code Dilemma - Dress Code Dilemma Dear Dr. Pettigrew, Imagine this situation: I walk into my third period class and my teacher says to me, “Joell I think your skirt is too short. You need to get it checked by the office.” I do not understand why my first or second period teacher said nothing to me about my skirt. However, I go to the office, and wait for the principal or vice principal to measure my skirt. Forty-five minutes pass and it is time for my fourth period class. Finally, the principal steps out of her office and measures my skirt....   [tags: School Education Clothing Essays] 1732 words
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Marketing the Target Audience - Marketing the Target Audience It was another day shopping for clothes, nothing new, in fact I thought I was going to get something here and there, look else where and go home. As I was walking through a mall, I stumbled upon a store that I thought looked cool and casual. I thought to myself anything that was interesting enough to catch my eyes, had to be investigated thoroughly. As soon, as I walked in I new that I could easily begin to shop at the store for certain things I needed. Buckle is a clothing store that shares its store by selling Lucky Brand clothing....   [tags: Clothing Retail Advertising Advertisements Essays] 924 words
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The Great Masculine Renunciation - The Great Masculine Renunciation At the end of the 18th century there was one of the most significant events in the history of dress. Men gave up their right to all the bright, more elaborate, and more varied forms of clothing. They left all that to the women. Men abandoned their claim to be considered beautiful. They, instead, aimed at being useful in society. Those who have studied the situation all agree that the causes for these changes were primarily of political and social nature. The also believed that in their origin the causes were associated with the great social upheaval of the French Revolution....   [tags: French Revolution Fashion Clothing Essays] 745 words
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Affected Self-Image - People all around the world are being influenced by what’s become popular culture. From shirts to shoes, all the way to music to what’s being talked about most; all of it revolves around most popular icons today. While some choose not to pay attention to what’s “hot,” others seem to be changing their whole lifestyle to fit in with what’s going on in the world. Social media websites, magazines, music, people, and trends are coming into play during this huge cultural shift. Looking mainly at women, gender begins to play a role as to who cares more about their personal image inside and out....   [tags: social media, gender, impression, clothing]
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Rip Van Winkle: A Revolutionary Piece in Fairy Tale Clothing - When read at first glance, Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" seems to be a tale of a lazy man who just wanted some peace and quiet, and ended up with almost too much of it. When analyzed at a deeper level however, "Rip Van Winkle" is more a symbolic story about the changes in the world going on at the time the story was written. Irving wrote "Rip Van Winkle" to show the world the struggle of the newly independent Americans trying to cope with life after English rule. The character of Rip Van Winkle was one who was considered lazy and unproductive....   [tags: American Literature] 860 words
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