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Clothes mean a lot to me. They have to be right, and I need to have a variety of them. Fashion, as this interesting write-up will tell you, also means language that is communicated about a particular time and place; wearing a specific kind of clothing is a social act. The article is about how fashion influenced history; and how fashion can narrate stories about a particular age. In the eleventh century, conquerors found more than gold and land – they found medieval world’s codes of appearance. As the trade of clothing set in, European fashion underwent a sea-change.

http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/fashion/crusader-chic

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