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20th September 3:58 PM
alliartist:

rifa:

prokopetz:

nebcondist1:

prokopetz:

I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.
High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.
But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.

FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK

Thank you, history side of tumblr. That “stay out of blood” thing has been driving me mad.

alliartist:

rifa:

prokopetz:

nebcondist1:

prokopetz:

I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.

High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.

But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.

FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK

Thank you, history side of tumblr. That “stay out of blood” thing has been driving me mad.

20th September 3:57 PM
sassykardashian:

sassykardashian:

"haven’t spoken since 2 years" I WONDER WHY KEVHIN, I FUCKING WONDER WHY

sassykardashian:

sassykardashian:

"haven’t spoken since 2 years" I WONDER WHY KEVHIN, I FUCKING WONDER WHY

20th September 3:55 PM

Anonymous said: what's your technique for fingering ?

eatpussylivehappy:

pussy poppin hidden 2 fingers no jutsu

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itsstuckyinmyhead:

History told by Tumblr 

20th September 3:52 PM
fiorefalsetto:

Dragonair!

fiorefalsetto:

Dragonair!

20th September 3:46 PM

mynameistrolly:

diggly:

IS THAT DOG TEACHING A HUMAN PUPPY TO CRAWL

human puppy

20th September 3:43 PM
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dweebscar:

dweebscar:

dweebscar:

dweebscar:

i just hid 27 of these little bastards around the house
image

and im waiting for my parents reaction

 ”WHY THE SHIT IS THERE A CHICKEN IN MY COFFEE CUP”
the first chicken has been found

“amiee we think you have a problem” my parents say as they hold 15 tiny chickens in their hands

1000 notes because i terrorized my family with small chickens

20th September 3:40 PM

ludgatess:

I feel like this gifset is missing someone important:

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20th September 3:39 PM

frankenstein-er:

Tegan And Sara - Not With You

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flaming-ducks:


thepleasureprinciple:


Welp.


I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS FOR YEARS. FUCKING LISTEN!!

flaming-ducks:

thepleasureprinciple:

Welp.

I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS FOR YEARS. FUCKING LISTEN!!

20th September 3:17 PM
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