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Granada Spain: Muslim male and femail outfits (Geno as the chick in this pic)

The finest clothing made is a person's skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.  ~Mark Twain

Unmentionables - those articles of ladies' apparel that are never discussed in public, except in full-page, illustrated ads.  ~Changing Times

A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.  ~James H.

Netherlands, Volendam: traditional family (Geno with the accordion)

I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn't itch.  ~Gilda Radner

If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.  ~Albert Einstein

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.  ~Lee Mildon

It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.  ~Henry David Thoreau

When you can't do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing.  ~Lois McMaster Bujold

Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.  ~Henry David Thoreau

I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent.
Munich Germany: Dames in dirndls.
  A person, yes.  ~Robert A. Heinlein

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.  ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Seldom do people discern Eloquence under a threadbare cloak.

If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties?  How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?  ~Linda Ellerbee

I have a hankering to go back to the Orient and discard my necktie.  Neckties strangle clear thinking.  ~Lin Yutang

A man hasn't got a corner on virtue just because his shoes are shined.  ~Anne Petry

I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands.  When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat.  For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that.
Austria: tradtional clothing about 200years ago.
  ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth

Just around the corner in every woman's mind - is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.  ~Wilhela Cushman

A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you.  ~Françoise Sagan

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed.  There ain't much credit in that.  ~Charles Dickens

When in doubt, wear red.  ~Bill Blass

Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

What a strange power there is in clothing.  ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society.  ~Mark Twain

There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us and not we them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they would mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.
Vatican City: Swiss Guard.
  ~Virginia Woolf

O what a sight were Man, if his attires
Did alter with his minde;
And like a dolphins skinne, his clothes combin'd
With his desires!
~George Herbert

Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse.  ~Will Rogers

Stretch pants - the garment that made skiing a spectator sport.  ~Author Unknown

Why is it considered seductive for women to wear beautiful clothes?  Wouldn't it make more sense to wear something so ugly that a guy couldn't wait to take it off you?  ~Flash Rosenberg

As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime.  ~John Ruskin

I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.
Saigon, Vietnam: It's a bit crass, but this was the VC uniform. Worth a mention for the ingenious thongs (flip flops) alone....made from tyres they were worn backwards to mislead direction...
  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims

The first purpose of clothes... was not warmth or decency, but ornament.... Among wild people, we find tattooing and painting even prior to clothes.  The first spiritual want of a barbarous man is decoration; as indeed we still see among the barbarous classes in civilized countries.  ~Thomas Carlyle

You have to have the kind of body that doesn't need a girdle in order to get to pose in one.  ~Carolyn Kenmore

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.  ~Jane Austen

All dress is fancy dress, is it not, except our natural skins?  ~George Bernard Shaw

Every uniform corrupts one's character.

Rome, Italy... as it would have looked a couple thousand years ago..
  ~Max Frisch

It's always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.  ~Jean Paul Gaultier

Clothes are inevitable.  They are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible.  ~James Laver, Style in Costume

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.  ~Epictetus

High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.  ~Christopher Morley

I don't know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot.  ~Marilyn Monroe

Souls wouldn't wear suits and ties, they'd wear blue jeans and sit cross-legged with a glass of red wine.  ~Carrie Latet

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.  ~Oscar Wilde

Fashion is architecture:  it is a matter of proportions.  ~CoCo Chanel

It's not what you wear - it's how you take it off.
Austria: Lederhosen: traditional farming clothes complete with Stier hat and Edelweiss hipflask
  ~Author Unknown

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.  ~Janet Lane

Fashion Law:  If the shoe fits, it's ugly.  ~Author Unknown

Sweater, n.:  garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.  ~Ambrose Bierce

Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart.  ~Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.  ~Quentin Crisp

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.  ~Ancient Persian Saying

Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.  ~Philip Dormer Stanhope

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?  ~Source Unknown

There is nothing touches our imagination so much as a beautiful woman in a plain dress.  ~Joseph Addison

Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.
Vietnam: roadside banana vendor.
  ~Mark Twain

A part of this strangeness of dress is that it links the biological body to the social being, and public to private.  ~Elizabeth Wilson

Fashion can be bought.  Style one must possess.  ~Edna Woolman Chase

Did you hear about the Scottish drag queen?  He wore pants.  ~Lynn Lavner

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.  ~Dorothy Parker

Is not the most erotic part of the body wherever the clothing affords a glimpse?  ~Roland Barthes

Carelessness in dressing is moral suicide.  ~Honoré de Balzac

I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant.  They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.  ~Yves Saint Laurent

Clothes are never a frivolity:  they always mean something.  ~James Laver

Those hot pants of hers were so damned tight, I could hardly breathe.
Dutch chicks on bikes! What a site! Praise be to god. The humble bicycle, their national 'appendage', means that all Dutch women have firm legs and great butts!
  ~Benny Hill

No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink.  ~Murray Banks



poorogies says:
Gaultier gives me hope and I would want to be friends with Latet and Morley ;) Nice work, Gene
Posted on: Dec 07, 2008
irenabilic says:
good job Geno! :D
Posted on: Jun 26, 2008
lazybum says:
''Dutch girls on bikes! what a site!'' haha i never knew we had our own style of girls-on-bikes ;)
Posted on: May 14, 2008
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Granada Spain: Muslim male and fem…
Granada Spain: Muslim male and fe…
Netherlands, Volendam: traditional…
Netherlands, Volendam: traditiona…
Munich Germany: Dames in dirndls.
Munich Germany: Dames in dirndls.
Austria: tradtional clothing about…
Austria: tradtional clothing abou…
Vatican City: Swiss Guard.
Vatican City: Swiss Guard.
Saigon, Vietnam: Its a bit crass,…
Saigon, Vietnam: It's a bit crass…
Rome, Italy... as it would have lo…
Rome, Italy... as it would have l…
Austria: Lederhosen: traditional f…
Austria: Lederhosen: traditional …
Vietnam: roadside banana vendor.
Vietnam: roadside banana vendor.
Dutch chicks on bikes! What a site…
Dutch chicks on bikes! What a sit…
Australia: aussie cork hat (for th…
Australia: aussie cork hat (for t…
Rome, Italy: The old cop and the n…
Rome, Italy: The old cop and the …
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dutchies g…
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dutchies …
Siem Reap, Cambodia: Monks
Siem Reap, Cambodia: Monks
Munich, Germany: A beer wench! hub…
Munich, Germany: A beer wench! hu…
Phonm Penh, Cambodia: A typical fa…
Phonm Penh, Cambodia: A typical f…
Vietnam: The famous rice paddy wor…
Vietnam: The famous rice paddy wo…
Chang Mai, Thailand: Village People
Chang Mai, Thailand: Village People
London, England: Royal Guards... a…
London, England: Royal Guards... …
Japanese School girls... forever y…
Japanese School girls... forever …
Lanzarote, Canary Islands: Gringo…
Lanzarote, Canary Islands: Gringo…
Iran: Persian Sports wear...appare…
Iran: Persian Sports wear...appar…
Turkish Pimps. with protection!
Turkish Pimps. with protection!
Sultan hats...
Sultan hats...
Turkish school kids
Turkish school kids
Hamam (turkish baths) clothing
Hamam (turkish baths) clothing
Old Turkish man and woman
Old Turkish man and woman
Little Turkish Sultan. watched by …
Little Turkish Sultan. watched by…
Cute little sultan...
Cute little sultan...
Perth, Western Australia - a Scott…
Perth, Western Australia - a Scot…
Perth, Western Australia - Gene de…
Perth, Western Australia - Gene d…
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