History Main / RussianFashion

25th Aug '17 6:38:25 PM nombretomado
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*** Jackboots may be impractical in both garrison service and mountain warfare (the only kind of warfare TheNewRussia engaged itself in, to date), but they are the best thing there is in large-scale wars on wide open plains. That means, if someone [[WhatAnIdiot invades Russia again]], the boots will be useful.

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*** Jackboots may be impractical in both garrison service and mountain warfare (the only kind of warfare TheNewRussia UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia engaged itself in, to date), but they are the best thing there is in large-scale wars on wide open plains. That means, if someone [[WhatAnIdiot invades Russia again]], the boots will be useful.



* [[CommissarCap Big, high peaked caps]] are associated, among other things, with Russia, despite they are [[TheNewRussia a new introduction]] to Russian uniforms. Smaller ones, though, have a long history in the Russian military, and a similar but even smaller civilian headgear, called ''kartuz'', is indeed part of the traditional national costume.

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* [[CommissarCap Big, high peaked caps]] are associated, among other things, with Russia, despite they are [[TheNewRussia [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia a new introduction]] to Russian uniforms. Smaller ones, though, have a long history in the Russian military, and a similar but even smaller civilian headgear, called ''kartuz'', is indeed part of the traditional national costume.



*** Later Soviet caps included a circular spring around its crown to give it some shape, and the front was raised a bit. By TheEighties[[note]]A-ha![[/note]] it became a kind of military chic to have a cap with the widest crown and the highest front, not unlike a traditional BananaRepublic [[TheGeneralissimo Generalissimo]] headgear, often dubbed "the aerodrome". After USSR fell, this look somehow got codified in the uniform regs, giving TheNewRussia the association with the CommissarCap. Ironically, by the same time their wearers has noted the SukhomlinovEffect in action (frankly, the caps started to look ridiculous) and begun a backlash against them, derisively naming them "[[TheGeneralissimo Pinochet's hats]]", and throttling down on size and trim. In fact, the modern field and undress uniforms don't include a peaked cap at all, eschewing it in favor of a simple kepi or a beret, and since Shoigu came to the [=MoD=], he brought an EMERCOM cap, clearly based on a Tsarist-era design, with him.

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*** Later Soviet caps included a circular spring around its crown to give it some shape, and the front was raised a bit. By TheEighties[[note]]A-ha![[/note]] it became a kind of military chic to have a cap with the widest crown and the highest front, not unlike a traditional BananaRepublic [[TheGeneralissimo Generalissimo]] headgear, often dubbed "the aerodrome". After USSR fell, this look somehow got codified in the uniform regs, giving TheNewRussia UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia the association with the CommissarCap. Ironically, by the same time their wearers has noted the SukhomlinovEffect in action (frankly, the caps started to look ridiculous) and begun a backlash against them, derisively naming them "[[TheGeneralissimo Pinochet's hats]]", and throttling down on size and trim. In fact, the modern field and undress uniforms don't include a peaked cap at all, eschewing it in favor of a simple kepi or a beret, and since Shoigu came to the [=MoD=], he brought an EMERCOM cap, clearly based on a Tsarist-era design, with him.
16th Jul '17 12:00:14 PM nombretomado
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* Gymnastiorka: The one-piece smock-style standard tunic for Soviet soldiers in WW2, which was based on the traditional peasant shirt called "kosovorotka". This tunic also resembles the modern U.S. "Combat shirt", except made of less advanced materials.

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* Gymnastiorka: The one-piece smock-style standard tunic for Soviet soldiers in WW2, [=WW2=], which was based on the traditional peasant shirt called "kosovorotka". This tunic also resembles the modern U.S. "Combat shirt", except made of less advanced materials.
24th Jun '17 7:25:08 PM nombretomado
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** Some have gotten to the US. Chief Marge Gunderson in ''{{Fargo}}'' is wearing one.

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** Some have gotten to the US. Chief Marge Gunderson in ''{{Fargo}}'' ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' is wearing one.
18th Jun '17 8:04:11 PM GrammarNavi
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* Valenki (singular Valenok): Felt boots, used by the Soviet and Russian military during winter. Helped them win the UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar, since their feet didn't freeze. Now have lost most of their popularity in cities, because these boots excel in walking on snow (particularly common in the country, uncommon in cities) and are terrible at walking on slush (they are not waterproof at all).

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* Valenki (singular Valenok): Felt boots, used by the Soviet and Russian military during winter. Helped them win the UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar, [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Great Patriotic War]], since their feet didn't freeze. Now have lost most of their popularity in cities, because these boots excel in walking on snow (particularly common in the country, uncommon in cities) and are terrible at walking on slush (they are not waterproof at all).
16th May '17 9:42:59 AM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:215:[-Even in the days of [[TsaristRussia the czar]], Russian [[ErmineCapeEffect court dress]] was [[DressCode distinctive]].-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:215:[-Even in the days of [[TsaristRussia [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia the czar]], Russian [[ErmineCapeEffect court dress]] was [[DressCode distinctive]].-] ]]
25th Feb '17 2:00:16 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''Flight of the Old Dog'', by DaleBrown.

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-->-- ''Flight of the Old Dog'', by DaleBrown.
Creator/DaleBrown.
12th Jan '16 10:46:31 AM StFan
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** Some historians suggest that they might also be an adoption from the steppe nomads, as very similar hats are still could be seen among various Turkic tribes of the Great Steppe, and the early KievanRus hats were mostly round leather skullcaps or tall conical hats made of wool, often with the fur trim.

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** Some historians suggest that they might also be an adoption from the steppe nomads, as very similar hats are still could be seen among various Turkic tribes of the Great Steppe, and the early KievanRus UsefulNotes/KievanRus hats were mostly round leather skullcaps or tall conical hats made of wool, often with the fur trim.
1st Jan '16 12:11:20 PM griffmongers
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Since the collapse though, Russian women (and men) have grabbed Western fashions voraciously. Their upper and upper-middle classes are currently often found wearing several salaries on their person at once. In extreme cases, a driver's currently worn outfit can be worth more than his car. The vast majority of Russians, however, doesn't look much different from typical "white trash" found anywhere in the West.

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Since the collapse though, Russian women (and men) have grabbed Western fashions voraciously. Their upper and upper-middle classes are currently often found wearing several salaries on their person at once. In extreme cases, a driver's currently worn outfit can be worth more than his car. The vast majority of Russians, however, doesn't look much different from typical "white trash" found anywhere dress very similarly to the average person in the West.
3rd Nov '15 8:44:46 AM aurora369
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* Valenki (singular Valenok): Felt boots, used by the Soviet and Russian military during winter. Helped them win the UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar, since their feet didn't freeze. Now have lost most of their popularity in cities.

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* Valenki (singular Valenok): Felt boots, used by the Soviet and Russian military during winter. Helped them win the UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar, since their feet didn't freeze. Now have lost most of their popularity in cities.cities, because these boots excel in walking on snow (particularly common in the country, uncommon in cities) and are terrible at walking on slush (they are not waterproof at all).
17th Feb '15 11:09:07 AM billman
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During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Soviet Union didn't really have much access to Western fashion, unless you were one of the ''nomenklatura'' or otherwise well connected. This is why Sergei in the novel is surprised to see a woman wearing a denim jacket and jeans (he asks "Where did you get those blue jeans?"), gladly trading his coat for it. Note, though, that this is a fairly overblown notion while for a time in TheSixties and early [[TheSeventies Seventies]] the authorities tried to fight this "cowtowing before the West" (including [[DisproportionateRetribution cutting too-narrow trousers]]), by the mid-Seventies they finally relented and even started the domestic production of the most coveted items such as the blue jeans, as well importing a knock-off ones from Turkey and India. Still it dodn't have much effect, as not only the quality was often atrocious, but the mere fact that they were domestically produced made them not "true" and thus not worth it.

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During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Soviet Union didn't really have much access to Western fashion, unless you were one of the ''nomenklatura'' or otherwise well connected. This is why Sergei in the novel is surprised to see a woman wearing a denim jacket and jeans (he asks "Where did you get those blue jeans?"), gladly trading his coat for it. Note, though, that this is a fairly overblown notion while for a time in TheSixties and early [[TheSeventies Seventies]] the authorities tried to fight this "cowtowing before the West" (including [[DisproportionateRetribution cutting too-narrow trousers]]), by the mid-Seventies they finally relented and even started the domestic production of the most coveted items such as the blue jeans, as well as importing a knock-off ones from Turkey and India. Still it dodn't didn't have much effect, as not only was the quality was often atrocious, but the mere fact that they were domestically produced made them not "true" and thus not worth it.
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