Monday, December 28, 2009

Do You Know Him?

Do you know him?

Any clue? Ok..
His name is James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan. What? Something sound familiar there? Yes. Maybe what you are thinking right now is true.

The cardigan sweater was definitely named after him. For those who didn't know, a cardigan is a type of sweater (or jumper) that ties, buttons or zips down the front; by contrast, a pullover does not open in front, but forms a solid tube around the torso. It is available for both genders.

You might ask how is that his name got stuck with that kind of specific apparel. There is a few idea how this happen. The first idea is after he entered the army (1824), he purchased promotions to become a lieutenant colonel (1832) and gained a reputation as a martinet. He spent his inherited wealth to make his regiment the best-dressed in the service (introducing the later-named cardigan jacket). Secondly, maybe the “cardigan”, a knitted waistcoat supposedly as worn by the earl on campaign, became fashionable and many were sold.

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Mrs Chemistree said...

I don't know him but i do know that girl... She's kawaiii!!! wakaka... Bpe bayar model 2????

chemistree said...


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