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Ch 1: Men's high heels

Collection by Sociology of Gender

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Men wore high heels before women did. They were invented to make soldiers on horseback more effective. This board features high heeled shoes for boys men, mostly from the 1600s, and some paintings of aristocrats in their lofty footwear.

Sociology of Gender
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"The fashion for slap-soles began in the 1630s when men started to slip their high-heeled riding boots into flat soled mules as a means of keeping their heels from sinking in the mud. Women soon adopted this practice as a fashion statement and before long shoemakers were making very feminine versions." - Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum

Sir Anthony van Dyck - William II, Prince of Orange and Princess Henrietta Mary Stuart, Daughter of Charles I of England Anthony Van Dyck, Sir Anthony, Anthony William, Mary Stuart, Roi Charles, King Charles, King William, British History, Art History

"William II, Prince of Orange and Princess Henrietta Mary Stuart, daughter of Charles I of England by Anthony van Dyck, 1641." - Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum

Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, English, late or early century. Mules, or backless shoes, were popular for men as a form of footwear worn around the house. Gents Slippers, Backless Shoes, Bata Shoes, High Heels, Shoes Heels, Historical Women, Walkabout, Heeled Mules, Footwear

"English, late 17th or early 18th century. Mules, or backless shoes, were popular for men as a form of footwear worn around the house." - Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum

Copyright of the Bata Shoe Museum 2010 This little boys shoe “… with jaunty ribbons and a painted red sole which conveyed socio-political status and privilege. Antique Clothing, Historical Clothing, Historical Costume, 17th Century Fashion, 18th Century Clothing, Vintage Shoes, Vintage Outfits, French Fashion, Vintage Fashion

"Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, P90.201. Probably French, mid-17th century. This shoe was probably made in the middle of the 17th century for a boy. The stacked leather heel was painted red to convey the socio-political privilege and status of the wearer." - Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum

Heights of Fashion: A History of the Elevated Shoe, by Elizabeth Semmelhack Bata Shoes, Body Adornment, Fashion History, Christian Louboutin, High Heels, Footwear, Pumps, Stuff To Buy, Museum

Heights of Fashion: A History of the Elevated Shoe, by Elizabeth Semmelhack

"Why did men stop wearing high heels?" - For generations they have signified femininity and glamour - but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men. From BBC news Bata Shoes, Men's Shoes, Shoes Men, Ugly Shoes, Dress Shoes, Men In Heels, Why Do Men, Historical Clothing, Vintage Shoes

Why did men stop wearing high heels?

It was once a sign of virility and masculinity - whatever happened to the high heel?

A men's Century Persian shoe, covered in shagreen - horse-hide with pressed mustard seeds ~ Copyright © 2013 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada Low Heels, Shoes Heels, Bata Shoes, Clothespin Bag, Why Do Men, Historical Clothing, Antique Clothing, Retro Outfits, Modern Fashion

Why did men stop wearing high heels?

It was once a sign of virility and masculinity - whatever happened to the high heel?

Hyacinthe Rigaud Louis XIV of France, O/C. Salon Hyacinthe Rigaud’s famous portrait of Louis XIV was displayed on a dais draped with velvet. Bronze vases by the sculptor François Girardon framed the presentation of the royal presence. French History, European History, Art History, History Jokes, History Timeline, History Class, Ludwig Xiv, French Royalty, Pet Portraits

Why did men stop wearing high heels?

It was once a sign of virility and masculinity - whatever happened to the high heel?

During the reign of Louis XIV -- the Sun King -- of France, only royalty was allowed to wear red heeled or soled shoes.a sign of luxury even today.with Louboutin shoes. Christian Louboutin, Why Do Men, Red Louboutin, Fashion Articles, Baby Winter, Leather Heels, Kids Fashion, Oxford Shoes, High Heels

Why did men stop wearing high heels?

It was once a sign of virility and masculinity - whatever happened to the high heel?

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Book Review: Ernst von Mansfeld (1580-1626), by Walter Krüssmann

Walter Krüssmann, Ernst von Mansfeld (1580-1626), Grafensohn, Söldnerführer, Kriegsunternehmer gegen Habsburg im Dreißigjährigen Krieg, 742 pp (paperback), Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2010 Walte…