The story of outerwear goes way back in human history: more than 100 thousand years ago coats of animal skins in combination with thigh bands served as primitive people protection from the cold. During the upper Paleolithic cloaks as the main element of clothing made from leather, and in the Bronze age, the first coats of grass fibers. By the way, in the Alps some shepherds still wear such clothes.
Cloak as the main and only subject outerwear simultaneously appeared in several Nations: in Babylon and Assyria in cloaks walked and warriors, and the local nobility. Purple cloak, decorated with embroidery and fringe, was an indispensable garment ruler. Cloak of coarse woolen cloth of a simple cut was the basic Continue reading