Ride On: Riding Boots History

AW12RidingBootsRiding boots seem to be all the rage in fashion when it comes to the fall and winter season. You see them with fur lining, fleece lining, leather, gold metal accents, and so much. Fashion has made these boots their own variation of styles. However when did these boots coexist with just beingĀ  fashion statement and not for work wear. Not for the soldiers riding into the Revolutionary War?

riding-bootsRiding boots appeared in the 1500’s for men who used their horses as daily transportation to get to where they were going. Many say the Spaniards are the creators of these boots during the 1500’s. The original boots were sort of uncomfortable and made in the shape of the foot being pointed. Better developed shoes were made in the 1800’s during the American Gold Rush. The shoes were made for miners and cowboys to wear during their never ending work loads. Leather was still the choice material for the boots to be made in due to its sustainability against dirt and water. Today the boot has various forms from equestrian, cowboy , and just fashion for men and woman. In the end the boot has definitely evolved in the world of fashion.

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History of the Cable Knit

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Cable knit sweaters have been around for decades of time and have the intricate designs that only skilled knitters know how to handle. The different sweaters can be known as to tell hidden messages inside of them. These sweaters are slo known as the Aran sweater.

cablestitchThe cable knit in this design was made to symbolize the fisherman ropes.These sweaters allowed you to know who was the fisherman and who was working on the docks during those time periods. it can be brought back all the way from the early 1900’s when the industrial revolution started booming and when the docks became a bit busier. This was was the time people wore these sweaters on cold days to signify who was who when delivering goods from across the sea. The demand for sweaters became high demand as the cold weather became and soon the sacristy of the sweater became for everyone. Now fashion has interpreted this for their own winter wear and clothing.

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&How we wear them modern now.

Hope you enjoy reading and learned the fun history of our fun sweaters for winter.

http://www.mrporter.com/journal/journal_issue37/4#1

http://www.irishgiftsandsweaters.com/index.php/history-of-the-aran-sweater