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Ireland - But it looks now that the thick, white wool sweaters were actually just a 1920s marketing gimmick.Aran sweaters are associated with the fishers of Aran Island, found in what country?

       a. Ireland
       b. France
       c. Norway
       d. Portugal

White tie - You don't get many white-tie events these days.Which is more formal - a black-tie affair or a white-tie affair?

       a. Both are equally formal
       b. Black tie
       c. White tie
       d. Neither is appropriate for formal occasions

South Asia - Cashmir is the British spelling of Kashmir.Cashmere, like the goat from which it comes, is named for a troubled region in what part of the world?

       a. Middle East
       b. West Africa
       c. South Asia
       d. Northern Europe

Hooded coat - The anorak is an Inuit innovation. Originally, it was a parka that was zippered rather than pulled over the head. In Britain, "anorak" means "nerd," but also which item of apparel, which the anoraks wear when they're train spotting?

       a. Hooded coat
       b. Digital wristwatch
       c. Utility belt
       d. Short-sleeved dress shirt

A rainy day - It is a high boot. Wellie wanging is a Yorkshire game in which you throw the boot as far as you can. Named for the Duke of Wellington, Wellington boots would most likely be worn by a British person on what occasion?

       a. A very cold day
       b. A wedding
       c. A rainy day
       d. A soccer game

Canary Islands - His mom was a Spanish citizen.Although his dad was Czechoslovakian, Manolo Blahnik was from what unusual part of Spain?

       a. Malta
       b. Canary Islands
       c. Galapagos
       d. Gibraltar

Adidas - They wore them without shoelaces, just like they did in prison.What brand of shoes became trendy in the 1980s, when Run DMC sang a hit song about them?

       a. Adidas
       b. Nike
       c. Puma
       d. Reebok

Worsted - Worsted is often woven into gabardine.What type of yarn and cloth is named for a village in Norfolk, England, to which Flemish weavers arrived in the 1100s?

       a. Worsted
       b. Denim
       c. Tweed
       d. Calico

Bowler - In the US, it's called a derby, likely because it was worn by the Earl of Derby, who founded the Derby horse races in Epsom in 1780.What hat, introduced by Norfolk's William Coke and named for the company that made it, is still worn today by London gentlemen and Irish Orangemen?

       a. Stetson
       b. Derby
       c. Bowler
       d. Homburg

Russia - Real Russian men leave the flaps up. The ushanka, a fur cap with earflaps that can be tied, is most closely associated with what country?

       a. Finland
       b. Russia
       c. Canada
       d. South Africa

Tuxedo Park, NY, where Griswold Lorillard reputedly first wore one in the US in 1886 - Griswold Lorillard reputedly first wore one there in 1886.What the British call a dinner jacket, Americans call a tuxedo. Where does the name "tuxedo" come from?

       a. Tuxedo Park, NY, where Griswold Lorillard reputedly first wore one in the US in 1886
       b. The scientific name for the Emperor penguin
       c. Alva Tuxedo, a Portuguese-American fashion designer
       d. From "tucks in the do", a reference to the garment's back

Norway - The first successful penny loafer was made by the GH Bass Company of Wilton, Maine, in 1936.In 1934, when Bass started making Weejuns, they named the shoe in vague reference to what country, where penny loafers are believed to have originated?

       a. Norway
       b. India
       c. Wales
       d. Japan

Karl Lagerfeld - Lagerfeld led Chloe in the early '60s. In 1983, he moved to Chanel and launched his own label.What Hamburg-born designer for Chanel was known for carrying around a fan, wearing sunglasses and keeping a white ponytail?

       a. Karl Lagerfeld
       b. Hugo Boss
       c. Vivienne Westwood
       d. Wolfgang Joop

Yves Saint-Laurent - Yves Saint Laurent briefly did the Dior empire's couture designs until he in turn was replaced by Marc Bohan.What Algerian-born designer is credited with introducing the woman's trouser suit, often worn with high heels?

       a. Coco Chanel
       b. Pierre Cardin
       c. Yves Saint-Laurent
       d. Christian Dior

Pierre Cardin - He became known for his expensive futuristic and geometric clothes before switching to ready-to-wear clothes, which got him kicked out of the Chambre Syndicale Couture Parisienne from 1959 to 1963.What designer, elected to the Academie Francaise in 1992, was born in Venice to French parents?

       a. Pierre Cardin
       b. Yves Saint-Laurent
       c. Christian Dior
       d. Louis Vuitton

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