THE DEVIL'S CLOTH
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THE DEVIL'S CLOTH
The checkered history of stripes is well documented in Michael Pastoreau’s book: The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes and Striped Fabric. Outside of religion, stripes were associated with lepers, heretics, cripples, circus performers, and condemned people. Medieval authors even considered naturally-striped animals like the zebra as part of “Satan’s bestiary.”
Stripes have been and will continue to be a big part of what we do here at Noah, both as outlaw uniform and as part of the classic American wardrobe.
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Shane MacGowan 1988
Happy Saint Patrick's Day
IN DETAIL: COUSINS TEE
In 1963, Dame Jane Goodall changed the definition of "man". Her observations of chimpanzees making and using tools totally dismantled the idea that only we were smart enough to do so. We are inspired by her work, and although we've subbed a gorilla for a chimpanzee on this shirt, the sentiment is the same.
15% of all proceeds from this shirt will go to the Jane Goodall Institute to support wildlife and environmental conservation. To learn more about Jane Goodall and her work read more on the Noah Blog.
Made in USA Noah Shoes now available
The universe feels a little dumber today. We've lost a rebel student, an Oxbridge rowing coxswain, a brilliant mind, and an advocate for equality, animal conservation, and human rights. Rest In Peace, Professor Stephen Hawking.
New patches on the wall at the shop
The B-52s were formed in Athens, Georgia in 1976 when, after sharing a flaming volcano drink at a chinese restaurant, vocalist Cindy Wilson, her older brother and guitarist Ricky, keyboardist and vocalist Kate Pierson, original drummer and percussionist Keith Strickland and cowbell player, poet and lead vocalist Fred Schneider held an impromptu jam session.
The band members were always more than just musicians. They have been activists and fund-raisers for environmental, AIDS, and animal rights causes for years, but rarely expressed their political beliefs openly in their music. "We're out there to entertain people," said Fred, "but it's great to get people thinking and dancing at the same time."