The Irish have the most bizarre costume of all time
In the late 1800s, the Irish were a bit of a folk costume and a bit eccentric.
They dressed in strange clothing that would become popular in the late 19th century.
One of the earliest examples is the black leather gloves worn by the King of the North.
They were so outlandish, they became known as the ‘leather gloves of the king’.
Another was the blue cap worn by a man who was a minister at the Court of King Charles II.
It became a staple for a very long time in the United Kingdom, with a black leather cap worn with a blue cap and a black waistcoat.
The colours of the gloves varied according to the season.
In the summer, the colours were white and blue, in the winter it was red and black, and in the spring it was green and white.
The gloves of these kings were a fashion statement, so they were made from leather, a material that was often hard to work with and difficult to dye.
The idea of making these gloves from leather was quite radical.
They became a fashion and a symbol of defiance against a monarch who was wearing such a ridiculous and extravagant costume.
This is a good example of the way in which the clothing of the King and other royal figures could change over the centuries.
So, what do you think about the gloves?
Have you ever tried wearing them?
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