Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gettin' ready for winter- German style!












I have seen a lot of things in Germany that make sense. Things that make me say, "Huh? I wonder why no one does this in the U.S."

This, however, is not one of them! I have noticed that people here seem a little wimpy about cold weather. But seriously- shoulder warmers? Elbow warmers? Let me give you a tip that we use back in the old country- just put on another shirt!

6 comments:

linda said...

Grandama Mertens used to cut the sleeves off of old sweaters and pull them up on her lower legs and ankles! I think her idea must have been the inspiration for leg warmers! And when I was a child my Mom knitted a shoulder warmer for me...it was called a "shrug"...I am not sure why a person would need elbow warmers...would elbows be colder than the rest of the arms?

cortina said...

those "warmers" are hilarious! and they are serious about it, even using "angora" wool, i noticed. especially for me, now living in the arctic, where the saying goes, "no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!".

lunch said...

Hey, that´s for medical therapy concerning arthritis / rheumatic diseases. No one healthy I know wears that kind of stuff...
Greetings from Berlin, Germany

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Merley95 said...

Okay "lunch," I suppose the warmers might be helpful for people with joint problems. But you have to admit that those models don't look like they have arthritis!

600 Chelsea said...

ohhhkay....so they have shoulder shrugs to keep the backside warm.......and for the front side....do they make boy bras????