Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Funky but not so frum

Some Danish clothing designers have modelled their new collection on the Charedi Jews they spotted on the NY subway:

While produced entirely in Denmark of Danish materials, it draws its inspiration from the traditional styles of various sects of Orthodox Judaism. They claim the collection seeks to "send the wearer on an anachronistic journey [with] essential aesthetic elements of various Judaistic societies" -- elements which lack in yarmulkes and wigs, but selectively interpret big black coats, lengthy black scarves and wraps, clunky black boots, and enormous black hats of both the the furry-cylinder and broad-brimmed variety.

How come they left out the snood?

(Hat tip: Paul Berger)

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