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Scotsmen wear kilts, Russians wear big furry hats, the
French wear striped shirts, little artist caps and carry
bread. Wearing your cultural identity is clear cut when
but what if you've been mixing DNA for the last couple of
hundred years over here in the colonies?
accoutrements are a cowboy hat and firearms at the
breakfast table, which is fine, but what if you want to
homage to your Euro roots?
Just got my ancestry DNA test back and it pretty much
matches what I've been told. It's a mess. Lots of Scottish,
bunch of Nordic in there and a mess of something that I'll
keep to my self thank you. (Suffice to say they are a
and violent people.)
So how about putting an outfit together that celebrates
the parts of your lineage in bits and pieces here and
Mine would be a kilt, viking helmet, lots of dead animal
fur, (wearing live animal fur would pose some
perhaps a loincloth thrown in.
A website would allow you to put in your ancestral
by percentage and it would suggest an outfit that
reflected your roots. You'd pay the money and get a
of stupid clothes in the mail that you'd never wear.
I actually don't like this idea, but I've already typed it in.
||Cro-Magnons are the smart ones that won the whole
evolution war, I'd be proud to call them my ancestors.
||I don't like this idea, but he's already typed it in.
||I kind of like this idea... but I don't think I'd like the type of outfit I'd be stuck with.
If I'd married an AfricanAsian woman our kids would be almost everyfriggineverything.
Us Heinz57 mutts should have our own getup.
||I mean robes of golden feathered chainmail scarves of silk and plaid, and fur... with clogs, would... well they just clash then now don't they?
We should probably start with denim...
...and not that new crap they call denim either, but the denim I remember as a kid where you were damned lucky if you didn't get your dead uncle's patched jeans that were his grampa's hand-me-downs to his dad for your birthday.
REAL DENIM I Say!, not, tha... I, wait
||what were we on about again?
||//I mean robes of golden feathered chainmail scarves
of silk and plaid, and fur... with clogs,//
||You're actually kind of selling me on this idea. I guess
with a little artistic flourish you could come up with
an interesting fashion statement.
||I'm so mixed up I could probably go with wearing
something based on the blue European Union flag.
Something ironically that many if not most Europeans
probably couldn't get away with.
||Thank you for the link by the way bigsleep, some
interesting stuff that I didn't know about.
||I never knew that cultural heritage was encoded in DNA.
||//I never knew that cultural heritage was encoded in
||I was going to say "ethnic heritage" which is
technically more accurate but it's such a trigger
word, as soon as it appears in a sentence one
assumes that what follows is going to be negative,
heavy, divisive, depressing or preachy. I always
assume that anyway.
||Plus, clothing, which this is about, comes from
cultural heritage, not ethnic heritage. You can be of
Chinese ethnicity but if
you're born in Germany you wear lederhosen, not...
whatever it is that Chinese stereotypes wear.
||[2fries] //We should probably start with denim... REAL DENIM I Say!// <everything was invented by the French> "serge de Nîmes" </ewibtF>