A tween, wearing mismatched striped knee-high socks, checking out the toys.
Striped and spotted undies in an array of bright colours.(From Joe Fresh, my favourite cheap clothing line, available at our local grocery store.)
Striped and spotted Christmas decorations at Canadian Tire. (The same designer, Debbie Travis, has a line of fairy-tale-themed Christmas decorations, which has inspired me to do a small tree on that theme this year. The main tree will need to be decorated only in non-breakables because of the presence of a one-year-old in our house.)
In the medieval Western world, there are a great number of individuals — real or imaginary — whom society, literature, and iconography endow with striped clothing. In one way or another, they are all outcasts or reprobates, from the Jew and the heretic to the clown and the juggler, and including not only the leper, the hangman, and the prostitute but also the disloyal knight of the Round Table, the madman of the Book of Psalms, and the character of Judas. They all disturb or pervert the established order; they all have more or less to do with the devil.
In the Middle Ages, Fortune, who turns the wheel of destiny for man, often wears a striped robe. Today, on a playground, the schoolchildren in striped clothes always seem more active than the others.
Thanks to the frequent wearer of stripes, Rose Gowen.
Stripes are going to be big for Spring 2011. When aren't stripes big, I ask you? Note that the number 2011 is itself striped. Kristen McMenamy, the model wearing the striped top above, is not actually wearing a top at all. Louis Vuitton designed her, uh, outfit. He's got lots of vivid stripes that are printed on pieces of fabric for next spring, too.