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Loincloth

A loincloth is a one-piece garment, sometimes kept in place by a belt. It covers the genitals and, at least the buttocks. Loincloths are being worn, have been worn, in societies where no other clothing is needed or wanted. Loincloths are used as an undergarment or swimsuit, by wrestlers and by farmers in paddy fields in both Sri Lanka and India, where it is called Amudaya in Sinhala and kaupinam or Kovanam or langot; the loincloth, or breechcloth, is a basic form of dress worn as the only garment. Men have worn a loincloth as a fundamental piece of clothing which covers their genitals, not the buttocks, in most societies which disapproved of genital nakedness throughout human history; the loincloth is in essence a piece of material, bark-bast, leather, or cloth, passed between the legs and covering the genitals. Despite its functional simplicity, the loincloth comes in many different forms. A breechcloth, or breechclout, consists of a strip of material passed between the thighs and secured by a belt.

A loincloth passed between the thighs and wound around the waist. Breechcloths and loincloths are garments of dignity among those; the styles in which breechcloths and loincloths can be arranged are myriad. Both the Bornean sirat and the Indian dhoti have fabric pass between the legs to support a man's genitals. A similar style of loincloth was characteristic of ancient Mesoamerica; the male inhabitants of the area of modern Mexico wore a wound loincloth of woven fabric. One end of the loincloth was held up, the remainder passed between the thighs, wound about the waist, secured in back by tucking. In Pre-Columbian South America, ancient Inca men wore a strip of cloth between their legs held up by strings or tape as a belt; the cloth was secured to the tapes at the back and the front portion hung in front as an apron, always well ornamented. The same garment in plain cotton but whose aprons are now, like T-shirts, sometimes decorated with logos, is known in Japan as etchu fundoshi; some of the culturally diverse Amazonian indigenous still wear an ancestral type of loincloth.

Japanese men wore until a loincloth known as a fundoshi. The fundoshi is a 35 cm wide piece of fabric passed between the thighs and secured to cover the genitals. A breechcloth, or breechclout, is a form of loincloth consisting in a strip of material – a narrow rectangle – passed between the thighs and held up in front and behind by a belt or string; the flaps hang down in front and back. Unsewn Kaupinam and its later-era sewn variation langot are traditional clothes in India, worn as underwear in dangal held in akharas wrestling, to prevent hernias and hydrocele. Kacchera is mandatory for Sikhs to wear. In most Native American tribes, men used to wear some form of breechcloth with leggings; the style differed from tribe to tribe. In many tribes, the flaps hung down in front and back. Sometimes, the breechcloth was much shorter and a decorated apron panel was attached in front and behind. A Native American woman or teenage girl might wear a fitted breechcloth underneath her skirt, but not as outerwear.

However, in many tribes young girls did wear breechcloths like the boys until they became old enough for skirts and dresses. Among the Mohave people of the American Southwest, a breechcloth given to a young female symbolically recognizes her status as hwame; some European men around 2000 BC wore leather breechcloths, as can be seen from the clothing of Ötzi. Ancient Romans wore a type of loincloth known as a subligaculum. Japanese men traditionally wore a breechcloth known as a fundoshi; the fundoshi is a 35 cm wide piece of fabric passed between the thighs and secured to cover the genitals. There are many ways of tying the fundoshi. Perizoma Fundoshi Thong Kaupinam The Loincloth of Borneo Breechcloth on Wordnik, retrieved on 22.12.2009 Breechcloth by Rick Obermeyer, retrieved on 22.12.2009

The Johnny Winter Anthology

The Johnny Winter Anthology is the first collection to include songs from blues musician Johnny Winter's entire career, from his start at Imperial Records, to his rise to worldwide fame on Columbia and Blue Sky, to his late-career renaissance at Alligator and Virgin. "Rollin' and Tumblin'" "Be Careful With a Fool" "Country Girl" "I’m Yours And I’m Hers" "Highway 61 Revisited" "Hustled Down in Texas" "Memory Pain" "Slippin' and Slidin'" "Black Cat Bone" "Look Up" "Prodigal Son" "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" "Good Morning Little School Girl" "Jumpin' Jack Flash" "Mean Town Blues" "Johnny B. Goode" "All Tore Down" "Still Alive and Well" "Silver Train" "Rock Me Baby" "Bony Moronie" "Rolling Cross the Country" "Stone County" "Thirty Days" "Rock & Roll People" "Self-Destructive Blues" "It's All Over Now" "Rock & Roll Medley:" "Slippin' and Slidin'" "Jailhouse Rock" "Tutti Frutti" "Sick and Tired" "Sweet Love and Evil Women" "Messin' with the Kid" "Like a Rolling Stone" "It’s My Life, Baby" "Johnny Guitar" "Hideaway" "Lone Wolf"

Willie Fernie (footballer)

William Fernie was a Scottish football player and coach. He played as a forward for Celtic, Middlesbrough, St Mirren, Partick Thistle, Alloa Athletic, Fraserburgh and Bangor, he represented Scotland and the Scottish League, was selected for Scotland squads in the 1954 and 1958 World Cups. Fernie managed Kilmarnock between 1973 and 1977. Fernie, born in Kinglassie, joined Celtic from his local side Kinglassie Hearts in 1948, he had to wait until March 1950, however. Fernie became a regular first team player in 1952–53, set up both of the Celtic goals in their 2–0 win against Hibs in the Coronation Cup Final. A renowned dribbler, he displayed a remarkable versatility which saw the club deploy him as a right half, inside forward and outside left as the need arose, he was part of Celtic's 1953–54 Double-winning team and collected two League Cup winners medals, in 1956 and 1957. In the 1957 Scottish League Cup Final, Fernie played in the deeper position of right half, influencing the play and scoring the last Celtic goal as they defeated rivals Rangers 7–1.

Fernie's efforts in Celtic's double-winning side earned him promotion to the full Scotland team, having represented the B team and the Scottish League. He was selected in the squad for the 1954 FIFA World Cup, he played in both matches in Switzerland. Despite this infamous loss, Fernie remained part of the national team and in October 1956 he scored his only Scotland goal, against Wales. and was selected for the 1958 World Cup. He played only one match in the tournament, a 3–2 defeat by Paraguay, which proved to be his final appearance for Scotland. Fernie joined Middlesbrough, where he played in attack alongside Brian Clough, for £18,000 in December 1958, he returned to Celtic Park in October 1960, for a fee of £12,000. He moved to St Mirren for £3,000 in November 1961 and helped them reach the 1962 Scottish Cup Final, although Rangers won 2–0 at Hampden, he finished his career with short spells at Alloa Athletic, Fraserburgh and Bangor before moving into coaching. Fernie returned to Celtic in appointed reserve team coach by Jock Stein.

He helped to develop young players at the club, including Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain and Davie Hay. Fernie was appointed manager of Kilmarnock in October 1973, he led his new charges to a 16 match unbeaten run and promotion in 1974. Kilmarnock fell two points short of the league reconstruction cut-off in 1975, but they gained promotion to the new Scottish Premier Division in 1976. However, as a part-time team, Kilmarnock struggled in the top flight and were unsurprisingly relegated in 1977. After a bad start to the following season, Fernie was sacked in October 1977 and was never again employed in football. Disillusioned with football, he subsequently worked as a taxi driver. Fernie died after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. International appearances at londonhearts.com