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30 June 2020, 07:46 PM
I didn't know what they are but I bet dol does....


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30 June 2020, 10:14 PM
I made a pair of those in college. I stuffed the points with dryer lint and put a piece of wire coat hanger in to turn them up.

They might also be worn with pattens if one needed to be outdoors in the street.

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30 June 2020, 11:21 PM
Ha! I clicked on the thread because I wondered why anyone would be talking about them! It’s one of the rare times in western fashion history when men’s fashions were more extravagant than women’s. Poulaines were cut low around the ankle to show off the coloured stockings men wore and to elongate the legs (which were on display because tunics had gotten scandalously short). Eventually they were subject to sumptuary laws in England and France which dictated the maximum length of the toes.

And Pianojuggler is correct about the pattens - high wooden platforms to elevate the wearer above the muddy streets. They were eventually subject to their own set of laws to limit the height.

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01 July 2020, 07:12 AM
I thought this was going to be about food.
01 July 2020, 03:42 PM
jon_nyc thought it was going to be about prostitutes.... Big Grin
01 July 2020, 04:46 PM
Fashions die when taken to extremes

Because the mine is longer competition never ends.

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