The colorful jackets that horse racing jockeys wear are referred to as silks. The name is derived from the silk material from which the jackets were originally made.Know More
In modern times, the uniforms are primarily made of nylon taffeta, satin and lycra. A jockey's silks are often accompanied by a matching helmet, vest and gloves.
While those who bet on horse races tend to be superstitious, jockeys are equally superstitious about the color silks they wear during races. During certain races, jockeys prefer to wear certain colors because a higher percentages of racers have won races while wearing those colors. When jockeys are given or purchase a new uniform, they often throw it on the ground, stomp on it and soil it so as to ward off any similar misfortune during the race.Learn More
A karate uniform is called a karategi or simply gi for short. Karate is a Japanese martial art, and karategi is a Japanese word. The word comes from the traditional name for a judo uniform, which is similar in style.Full Answer >
A person who makes shoes is called a shoemaker or a cordwainer. A person who repairs shoes, on the other hand, is called a cobbler. In fact, cobblers were forbidden by law to produce new shoes at different periods of time in European history.Full Answer >
The basic piece of a nun's hat is called a coif, but a nun's headpiece is made of several parts. The coif is a form-fitting skull cap that may be secured under the chin like a bonnet.Full Answer >
A sleeveless jacket is called a vest. Whether it is outerwear or street wear, vests have been fashion mainstays since they were first popularized in 1666 by King Charles II of England.Full Answer >