Wearing Stripes Could Get You Killed in Medieval Europe – Attire Marketplace
AUD
  • INR
  • GBP
  • CAD
  • USD
  • AUD
  • EUR
  • JPY

info@attiremarketplace.com

Free Shipping on Orders over $120

Wearing Stripes Could Get You Killed in Medieval Europe

Wearing Stripes Could Get You Killed in Medieval Europe

Wearing Stripes Could Get You Killed in Medieval Europe

Wearing Stripes Could Get You Killed in Medieval Europe

Stripes have countless associations today, from preppy (think thick rugby stripes) to chic French girls (hello, Breton shirts) to old-school jails (the poster for O Brother, Where Art Thou comes to mind).

But centuries ago, stripes had a different interpretation, and it wasn’t a good one. For Medieval Europeans, stripes stood for difference and disorder, and striped clothing was worn by hangmen, non-Christians, clowns, lepers, disloyal knights — basically, people who society marked as outcasts. A French cobbler was even condemned to death, local records show, because he was “caught in striped clothes.”

Continue reading here.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Loading...