Figure 1.--Scouting is a required subject in Thai Scouts. The schools have special days for Scout activities. Read all about it on the Historic Boys Uniforms site.
HBC principal site has more than 4,000 pages and about 8,000 images. HBC offers several satellite sites with specialty information about boys' clothing topics. These include the Presidential, Royal, and Youth Uniform sites. These specialty sites are accessible in the same way you have obtained access to the main HBC expanded site.
HBC at this time has four principal satellite sites. They are smaller than the main expanded site, but have fairly large and growing collections of informative essays and illustratiive images. HBC offers several satellite sites with specialty information about boys' clothing topics. These include the Presidential, Royal, and Youth Uniform sites.
Hair styles are not precisely clothing styles, of course, but because they are such an integral part of how boys looked and were dressed during the past 500 years, that we would be remiss in not briefly addressing the topic. Boys hair fashions have ranged even more significantly than their clothes and have varied from the long sausage curls of the 1880-90s to shaved heads in Germany in the early 20th century and the short crew cuts in the America of the 1950s. Long hair became popular again in the 1970s and early 1980s. Boys in the 1990s have been more free to select a style and length that suited them with no one style predominating. The long hair worn in the 1970s, however, is now rarely seen. One style popular in the 1990s has been shearing the head off at the neck giving a bowl-cut look.
A new U.S. presidential site is under construction. It includes information on presidential boyhood clothes are the fashions worn by presidential children. These pages are not yet ready, but interested contributors can request initial access from the HBC Webmaster to have a look around. The price of admission is boyhood image or written information about
presidential boyhoods. European and American Children's fashions, especially in the 19th and early 20th centuries were strongly influenced by the way royal families dressed their children. Although perhaps not as influential in America, the fashions of U.S. presidents also had some impact on popular fashions. Regardless of their influence, their fashions certainly were a reflection of popular trends.
European and American Children's fashions, especially in the 19th and early 20th
centuries were strongly influenced by the way royal families dressed their children.
Queen Victoria was especially influential as so many of her children and
grandchildren married into royal families throughout Europe. Kaiser Wilhelm II, for
example, was the Queen's grandson. While the British House of Windsor was the
most influential in this regard, other royal families also had great influence, at least in
their own countries
School for most children is the major experience with the world outside the home. About a third of the day is spent at school and about half of a child's waking hours. School clothing did not used to be a great issue. Mom and dad chose it or the school had a uniform. In our modern world, kids haver become much more concerned with their clothes. The cost of those clothes and conflicts associated weith them have caused many schools and parents to reaasess the school uniform. Some countries are beginning to reverse the decline in uniform usage. School uniforms have varried from country to country and over time. The school uniform familiar to our British friends consist of a blazer, school tie, and dress pants which is worn by boys in many countries, especially English-speaking countries. This uniform evolvedin the England during the late 19th century. Blazers were at first sports wear, but in the 1920s began to replace Eton suits and stiff Eton collars and by the 1930s had become the standard uniform at many private schools.
Modern youth groups first appeared in the late-19th century as social leaders attempted to channel the energies of young people in the new developing industrial economies of Europe and America. Never before had young people had so much money. Families had moved from ancestrial homes to the growing impersonal cities. Crime was increasing. Centuries old social restraints were crumbling. Government an community leaders pondered what to do. The answer was the formation of youth groups to chanel the boundless energies of the young people in the new industrial societies of Western Europe. In this new movement, England led the way.
These specialty sites are accessible in the same way you have obtained access to the main HBC expanded site. The various options include the following:
HBC readers that make regular contributions or who routienly provide analytical comments that can be added to the various pages recieve automatic access to the satellite sites.
This does not mean occasional comments, but regular contributions are needed to qualigfy.
Access can also be obtained by submitting material either written material or images. Normally the material should be related to the satellite access you wish to access. The type of material needed is the same as described in the HBC contribution page.
The access fee is included in the basic annual $25 fee you pay for access to HBC.
Note that HBC contributors are entitled to an automatic e-mail alert whenever new pages are added to these sites. That will enable you to keep current as our wesites develops. Simply inform the HBC webmaster that you want the new page alerts when you contribute material or pay your fee.
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