In many societies, particular clothing may indicate social status, reserved or affordable to people of high rank. For example, in Ancient Rome only senators were permitted to wear garments dyed with Tyrian purple; and, in traditional Hawaiian society, only high-ranking chiefs could wear feather cloaks and palaoa or carved whale teeth. In China before the establishment of the republic, only the emperor could wear yellow.
The act of bullying has become a major problem in our school systems today amongst all ages. It has led to social issues, self-doubt, depression and even suicideattempts amongst students. In 1996, former President Bill Clinton announced his support for the idea of school uniforms by stating, “School uniforms are one step that may help break the cycle of violence, truancy and disorder by helping young students understand what really counts is what kind of people they are.” It did not take much more than this presidential approval to get many school districts across the country on board. By requiring students to wear a school uniform they are less likely to have something to make fun of other students for. This would cause the students to get to know one another by their personality and who they really are rather than the clothes they wear.
- Wedding Dress Links
- Costumes Worn at the University of Cambridge in 1803c
- The Cutter’s Practical Guide to Jacket Cutting and Making, Embracing Lounges, Reefers & Patrol Jackets, in all their Varieties, Also Including the Cutting and Making of Robes and Gowns (1898)
- Pettibone Manufacturing Company. Catalogue of Band Uniforms, 1938
- Dress Worn at Court, London, 1912 (Regulations for uniforms for military, government officials, and civilian ladies and gentlemen appearing at the English Court).
- The Book of the Ranks and Dignities of British Society, 1809
- 1911 Player’s Cigarette cards of Ceremonial and Court Dress
- Three volumes of from 1893-1898 of The Cutter’s Practical Guide by W. D. F. Vincent, including:
- Part 1, 1898 edition,Young Men’s, Youths’ and Juvenile Garments, Embracing also Treatise on Trousers, Vests, Military Garments, Liveries, etc., etc., etc.
- Part 2, 1893 edition, Body Coats of every description, embracing Morning, Frock and Dress Coats, Livery, Clerical, Naval, Military, Police and other Special Garments
- Part 9,1898 edition, Jacket Cutting and Making, Embracing Lounges, Reefers & Patrol Jackets, in all their Varieties, Also Including the Cutting and Making of Robes and Gowns
- Roman Secret Religious Fraternity Costumes of the 19th Century in hand-colored plates
- See Traditional Dress/”Ethnic” Clothing, North America
- Domestic Servants, see Occupational uniforms, Servants, Household
- Firemen, see Police and Fire Uniforms
- Pensioner Uniforms in 1882, stuck in an 18th Century time warp.
- Gangs, Punks, and other Youth groups (“Goth” may be found at Gothic and Vampire Clothing Page)