Frequently Asked Questions

Not so long ago, there was a fashion amonst young people to have artfully torn jeans.  Now, if you think about that, jeans which are torn are not going to do as good a job of protecting your legs as jeans which are not.  But that was the fashion, so some kids wore them.  And it probably didn't seem crazy to them at the time. 

There are other, more enduring modern fashions which have even less to do with usefulness.  Tight bands of silk around men's necks; ankle- and toe-torturing high heels for women.  But these things are accepted as normal.  So it was with some of the crazy clothes in the middle ages.