Monday, January 21, 2008


Clothing is defined, in its broadest sense, as coverings for the torso and limbs as well as coverings for the hands (gloves), feet (socks, shoes, sandals, and boots) and head (hats, caps). Humans generally wear clothing, which is also known as dress, garments, attire, or apparel. People wear clothing for useful as well as for social reasons. Clothing protects the vulnerable naked human body from the extremes of weather, other features of our environment, and for security reasons. Every article of clothing also carries a cultural and social sense. Human beings are the only mammals known to wear clothing, with the exemption of human pets clothed by their owners.

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