Category Archives: twentieth century

Sallied Forth In Your Drawers

In October 1900, when asked his opinion on what ‘national costume’ should be adopted in a soon-to-be-independent Ireland, the Republican Pádraig Pearse had this to say: Frankly I should much prefer to see you arrayed in a kilt, although it may be … Continue reading

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The Yankees Aren’t Coming – Important Limerick Heritage Site May Soon Be Gone With The Wind

-> Updates at the bottom of the post! <- In the mid-nineteenth century, most of the uniforms that were worn by British soldiers in the Crimean War, and Confederate soliders in the American Civil War, were made in Peter Tait’s … Continue reading

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Faith the Shinners Have Made Canaries of Ye

The new Nike Low Black & Tans. They should have used the tagline ‘Wear some history on your feet!’, or ‘Walk in the shoes of a traumatized World War 1 veteran who has been sent to a volatile country to give the guerrillas a … Continue reading

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