Link: BBC News “Why did men stop wearing high heels?”

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An interesting article from BBC News online about the use of high heels by men for horse stirrups in early modern Europe and the appropriation of this male fashion by females in the 17th century.

Link here: Why did men stop wearing high heels?

Source for photo: [Wikipedia]

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5 Responses to Link: BBC News “Why did men stop wearing high heels?”

  1. moore314 says:

    Fabulous title! I never realized this. Can’t wait to read the article. I’ll never understand how people can say history is BORING! Got to share this on FB.

    • I know! I also find it funny because when I walked into the Gap this week, there were ‘boyfriend jeans’ and ‘boyfriend sweaters’ being sold in the women’s section. I guess the demand for mens clothes by women is still around. šŸ™‚

  2. Pingback: Link: BBC News “Why did men stop wearing high heels?” | In Hynd Sight

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