serialbabbler (serialbabbler) wrote,

Another quote

"A student of German male clothing in the twentieth century will be struck immediately by the German bent toward national uniqueness. There's not merely the oddity of lederhosen. There's this: during the 1930's, and doubtless before, the public executioner performed his function, by means of an ax, in full evening dress, wearing white tie and tails, with silk top hat and white gloves." -from Uniforms: Why We Are What We Wear by Paul Fussell
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