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Oct 20, 2014 / 3,190 notes

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themononoke:

opticdreamz:

The Rum Is Gone

why is the rum always gone
Oct 20, 2014 / 372 notes

themononoke:

opticdreamz:

The Rum Is Gone

why is the rum always gone

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rifa:

prokopetz:

nebcondist1:

prokopetz:

I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.
High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.
But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.

FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK
Oct 20, 2014 / 160,559 notes

rifa:

prokopetz:

nebcondist1:

prokopetz:

I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.

High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.

But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.

FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK

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Oct 20, 2014 / 111,486 notes

phoneticmeow:

Tumblr on November 1st

I have never seen anything more true

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Oct 20, 2014 / 232,573 notes
muslimnproud:

vodkapussy:

peterfromtexas:

Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) lung heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner

saw this in the national geographic best 100, this was my favourite

I can never not reblog this pic
Oct 20, 2014 / 600,008 notes

muslimnproud:

vodkapussy:

peterfromtexas:

Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) lung heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner

saw this in the national geographic best 100, this was my favourite

I can never not reblog this pic

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Oct 20, 2014 / 214,701 notes
  • girl/boy: *diagnosed with anorexia*
  • everyone: kids in 3rd world countries would give anything for that food, and you refuse it!
  • girl/boy: *diagnosed as bulimic*
  • everyone: cancer patients with give anything to be able to keep their food in, and you choose to throw it up!
  • girl/boy: *diagnosed as a binge eater*
  • everyone: chill your fat ass out, some kids eat once a day!
  • girl/boy: *suicidal*
  • everyone: people die every day, you should be grateful for your life!
  • girl/boy: *self harms*
  • everyone: lots of people have it worse than you, be grateful about how good you have it!
  • girl/boy: *has anxiety*
  • everyone: stop freaking out over everything, it's not that big of a deal!
  • girl/boy:
  • girl/boy: yep that fixed everything thanks
Oct 20, 2014 / 452,347 notes

panerasexual:

men are so afraid of confident girls and its so funny

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Oct 20, 2014 / 498,730 notes

theblacksheepwriter:

stutter-muffin:

nosdrinker:

earthtohayley:

johnny depp is so confusing like sometimes he looks like this

image

and then later he looks like this

image

hE dOESN’T eVEn LOOK LiKE tHE SAme PERson!!!!?????

AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON HIS VOICE, MAN

he’s an actor

actor fuck that shit he passed actor a long time ago hes a straight up shape shifter at this point.

Reblog for the last comment

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awwww-cute:

A different kind of cat circle
Oct 20, 2014 / 2,638 notes

awwww-cute:

A different kind of cat circle

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