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s an item of clothing
worn on the feet and often covering the ankle
and some part of the calf. Some type of shoe
is typically worn over socks. In ancient times, socks were made from leather or matted animal hair.
In the late 16th century, machine-knit socks were first produced. Until 1800 both hand knitting and machine knitting were used to produce socks, but after 1800, machine knitting became the predominant method. One of the roles of socks is absorbing perspiration. The foot
is among the heaviest producers of sweat
in the body, as it can produce over 0.25 US pints (0.12 l) of perspiration per day.
Socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks made from wool insulate the foot and decrease the risk of frostbite
. Socks are worn with sport shoes (typically white-coloured socks) and dress shoes (typically dark-coloured socks). In addition to the numerous practical roles played by socks, they are also a fashion
item, and they are available in myriad colours and patterns.
The hoodie took off in the 1970s
, with several factors contributing to its success. Hip hop culture
developed in New York City
around this time, and high fashion also contributed during this era, as Norma Kamali and other high-profile designers embraced and glamorized the new clothing.
Most critical to the hoodie's popularity during this time was its iconic appearance in the blockbuster Rocky
film. The rise of hoodies with university logos began around this time.
By the 1990s
, the hoodie had evolved into a symbol of isolation, a statement of academic spirit, and several fashion collections.
The association with chavs
in the UK developed around this time, as their popularity rose with that specific demographic. Young men, often skateboarders
, sported the hoodie and spread the trend across the western United States, most significantly in California
. Tommy Hilfiger
, Giorgio Armani
, and Ralph Lauren
, for example, used the hoodie as the primary component for many of their collections in the 1990s.
A crystal-studded hoodie made by rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs
was acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.