5 maja 2013

The history of leggings

Leggings in various forms and under various names have been worn for warmth and protection by both men and women throughout the centuries. The separate hose worn by men in Europe from the 13th to 16th centuries (the Renaissance period) were a form of leggings. Separate leggings of buckskin leather were worn by some Native Americans. These were adopted by some Long Hunters, French fur trappers, and later by mountain men. They are the leather stockings of James Fennimore Cooper's Leather stocking Tales. The Buckskins, were mostly a dull grey brain-tan, not the bright, glossy vegetable tanned leather commonly used today. Cowboys wore leggings of buckskin to protect from chapping caused by riding, wear and tear to their pants, and bites from animals, such as snakes or insects in the scruff, such as ticks. In many places, especially in colder countries such as Russia or Korea, men and women continued to wear wool leggings into modern times, often as an additional outer layer for warmth. Nowadays, the leggings become more and more popular! Women wear the leggings not only for warm but also to show their figure. To have a good-look appearance, most of women buy many leggings at different seasons.
The leggings have become the necessary clothes for most women. My friend is no exception. Romwe Women's Blue and Purple Bubbles Print Cotton Leggings is my friend's most favorite leggings in the Romwe shops. For most women, the clothes are the best important thing for their life. They all can buy leggings every week not because they do not have clothes to wear at all. I think it's amazing. However when I see my friend wearing the leggings which I bought for her, I am so happy. :-)