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Note from the editor: This special edition magazine was inspired by the play of the Tragedy of Julius Caesar. It is a challenging task to fully cover the roman fashion and incorporate it to modern clothing. We hope here at Roman Adonis we will do our best to do such task. When we heard the news at the main office we were all exited but especially me, the chief editor. I want this issue to be informative and attractive at the same time, with visual aids comparing this modern fashion and the roman fashion from leather gladiator studded sandals to silky smooth roman dress. Todayâ€™s fashion mimics the fashion from early years like couture dresses to Goth jewelry, fashion is endless and here at Roman Adonis we will prove our point, fashion is like a cycle everything comes back to style, so save those scrunchies and those
neon thigths because tomorrow this will become trends, a must have for all ages.
ROMAN 3-6 CLOTHING
Tunic: It is the most basic part of clothing for the roman culture; it may had been adopted from the Greek culture. The male tunic would generally reach the knees, whereas womenâ€™s tunics would generally be longer, some reaching to the ground. Female tunics often also had long sleeves. It took until the second or third century AD for long sleeves to become acceptable for men. Until then it was perceived as highly effeminate to be wearing one. There were some differences in tunics, which helped show social rank. o A purple stripe worn on the tunic was called a clavus and
it indicated to which order they were in like the latus clavus was the one for senators which was used by the men that killed Julius Caesar. Most of these tunics were used as undergarments, or the clothing for slaves
Togas: The toga was allowed to be worn only by free Roman citizens. Foreigners, or even exiled citizens, could not appear in public wearing a toga. The toga was a large blanket draped over the body, wearing one arm free. The toga was made of wool, the rich had the luxurious choice of wool to dress in, boys of these wealthy families were expected to wear the toga. Togas were the clothing that Julius Caesar and his fellow tribunes must had worn, this was their fashion trend. The toga was all the way fashionable. It had to be white so it could match with any accessory, today many dresses and shirts are inspired by this fashion accessory. This fashionable toga was so heavy that arms and legs could not move fast. (Oh no - Watch out for that chariot - Squish!) Cicero said that these young men wore "sails, not togas."
Boys: Boys of these wealthy families were expected to wear the toga. When they became a man on their 16th birthday they would dispense their old togas and wear the toga virilis
In Cicero's time it was just coming into fashion, a cloak called lacerna, which seems to have been used first by soldiers and the lower classes, and then adopted by the upper classes because of it's convenience. Men of wealth first wore it to protect their togas from dust and/or rain. It was a woolen cape, short, light, and open at the side, but fastened with a brooch or buckle on the right shoulder. It felt so good on and easy to put on that men began to wear it without a toga underneath. This practice became so common that Augustus issued an order forbidding the use in public assemblies. Under later emperors the lacerna came into fashion again and was the common outer garment at theaters. There were dark colored ones for poor people, bright ones for gay (happy) occasions, and white for formal wear. Sometimes a lacerna had a hood or cowl, which could protect the head from weather or use as a disguise.
After Julius Caesarâ€™s death his cape was shown to the roman people, which showed the stabs on the back that he received. It was bathed
Shoes Free men did not appear in public at Rome with bare feet unless they were extremely poor. Two styles of footwear were in use, soleae (sandals) and calcei (shoes). Before this footwear, soles of leather attached to the feet by straps. They were worn with a tunic when an outer garment did not cover it. Customarily their use was limited to the house.
Original roman shoe
Ordinary citizens wore shoes open in front and fastened by a leather strap that ran across the shoe near the top. Some shoes have eyelets and laces. They were not so high as senatorial shoes and were probably of undyed leather. Poor people wore coarse shoes, sometimes of untanned leather. Labors and soldiers wore wooden shoes or stoutly made half caligae (boots)
Modern roman style shoe
Skirts are always flirty, but add an edge like these two skirts, flirty with an edge. Everybody will want to have this accessory. Both skirts are inspired by roman fashion. The black skirt is a gladiator inspired skirt and the gray one is inspired by the toga.
Julius Caesar might have inspired the color palette of the magazine, red because of the blood, black of Many of the roman inspired fashion for todayâ€™s men are mainly for roman costumes and togas, just like the ones worn by Julius Caesar and the actors on the play
One fashion trend used today from the Romans are big leather bracelets, there are many styles to choose from.
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is about a roman emperor who is betrayed or “backstabbed” by his fellow ”co-workers” the senate. They are worried that Julius will obtain the total power of Rome and become the absolute monarch. He is warned by a soothsayer that he must “beware of the ides of March” (March 15) that is the day he is killed and betrayed. The killers flee Rome, because they become Rome’s most wanted for killing Julius. Soon after that Caesar’s nobles men wanted to avenge his death and they did so in a series of battles. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a world famous play by William Shakespeare.
Published on Apr 24, 2012