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    Frugal (1930) reminds us clothing has important social significance which tells much about the personality of the wearer. Apparently our eyes react to the visual signals emitted by clothing much in the same way we do to hands and faces. This provides…
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Charlie Patton (circa 1891 - 1934)
Charlie Patton (circa 1891 - 1934)
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      “From the tips of her toes to the tops of her hose ” is a quote from the talented photographer Elmer Batters and encapsulates exactly his fascination with lady’s legs. I have a similar fascination for words. You know how a word gets into your…
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  Symmetry. There are no guarantees; both halves of our skeleton are the same size. Each half develops separately and independent of the other.   Here is a test, put your hands together in prayer style, make sure the heels of the hand are matched, palm to…
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    If ever a shoe got a name from the noise it made then the flip flop is without doubt onomatopoeic. Part of the fun of wearing them is the sound they make which varies with each wearer and gives a distinction to individuals. It is certainly a variation…
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  It appears UK woman spend an average £31,000 (A$ 78,000) on shoes during their lifetime, according to research. From a survey of women, 44 per cent said shoes were their biggest weakness, and 86 per cent claimed to buy at least one new pair a month,…
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    James Dine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1935. His family owned a hardware store, and young Dine grow up with an unique appreciation of the power of ordinary objects. Dine studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and at Ohio University, then…
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  When it came to sandals the ancient Greeks were preoccupied with elegance and grace whereas the Romans were far more pragmatic. Conquering legions wore hobnailed clavata, an Estruscan innovation, which allowed the spreading empire to grow and introduce…
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    Care of the feet as we understand it today (podiatry) was first described by Laurance Laforest who wrote L’Art de Soigner les Pieds (1781). He was the podiatrist to Louis XVI., but after the Revolution, changed his occupation to grocer. History does…
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    Gout is the “disease of kings,” or so it was known because it was erroneously associated with of overindulgence in food and wine only the rich and powerful could afford. What is not in dispute is gout gives exquisite pain which renders the affected…
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