Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cummerbund ( fashion dictionary )

A borad, pleated waist sash worn with black tie underneath a dinner Jacket. The cummerbund was adopted by the British military in India during colonial times ( the word derived from kamar-band / kamar, meaning waist or loins and bandi, meaning band ).
The orizontial bleats were often worn  facing up so that they could hold tickets.

from the book indicated below

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