2016年8月25日 星期四

suede, loafer, blazer, breast pump, single-breasted, double-breasted, mastectomy

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Retired Pope’s Loafers Lift Mexico’s Shoe Capital
Benedict XVI, the pope emeritus, has forsaken his red shoes for brown loafers from León, Mexico’s shoemaking and leather capital for 400 years.

Some insurers prefer to pay for manual breast pumps, but some working moms prefer more expensive, electric models.

Breast pump - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A breast pump is a mechanical device that extracts milk from the breasts of a lactating woman. Breast pumps may be manual devices powered by hand or foot ...

Breast Pump Tutorial - YouTube

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Facing Cancer, a Stark Choice

Double mastectomies are on the rise, both among women with cancer in only one breast and those with a genetic risk.

 Mastectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of one or both breasts, partially or completely. Mastectomy is usually done to treat breast cancer; in some cases, women and some men believed to be at high risk of breast cancer have the operation prophylactically, that is, to prevent cancer rather than treat it.

Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy


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[名]《医学》乳房切除. International Schools in China Point Students to the West
New York Times
BEIJING — The Web site for a private school in Changzhou, a city west of Shanghai, features blue blazers and plaid skirts, music classes and an ivy-clad brick doorway — all the trappings of the British school system designed to appeal to wealthy ...

BALTIMORE -- "Anyone for 'sexting'?" asks the 69-year-old man in the navy blazer and brown loafers.

The ad campaign for Weejuns features photos of models wearing modernized loafers and images of pennies with the tagline

Bass Updates Penny Loafer For Next Generation

For the first time in nearly 20 years, G.H. Bass & Company is basing an advertising campaign on the penny loafer.


Pronunciation: /ˈləʊfə/
Translate loafer | into French | into Italian


  • 1a person who avoids work and spends their time idly.
2a leather shoe shaped like a moccasin, with a flat heel: his handmade Italian loafers


A change of weather means a change in footwear.

Here's how to wear them, and what to wear them with.


相 较于女性为了取悦他人不惜“削足适履”的悲壮,男性在 “穿鞋”这件事上就平和得多。但是,没有出现过九寸高跟男鞋并不表明男性对于鞋就没有自己的追求。乐福鞋(loafer),这种整块皮革向上包覆,并利用 缝线与鞋面相连的休闲便鞋,虽然已有整整100年的历史,至今依然被男人垂青。

也 许没有谁能比古琦(Gucci)更有资格宣称乐福鞋正在回归时尚舞台。据古琦创意总监弗里达· 贾娜妮(Frida Giannini)介绍,“马衔乐福鞋是古琦档案里最具有标志性的单品之一。” 早在1979年,著名影星达斯汀·霍夫曼(Dustin Hoffman)就曾穿着这款乐福鞋搭配短袜,出现在电影《克莱默夫妇》(Kramer vs. Kramer)中;到了上世纪八十年代初期,《上流社会青年指南》(The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook)的作者Peter York与他的同伴Ann Barr将古琦乐福鞋认作为进入上流社会最基本的身份标签。到了1989年,作家Colin McDowell在自己的著作《鞋的时尚与幻想》(Shoes: Fashion and Fantasy)中描述乐福鞋是20世纪最为著名的身份象征。而在美国,乐福鞋的经典品牌Bass Weejuns,因被总统肯尼迪穿着而闻名于世。这些曝光率极高的名人效应使男人们相信,乐福鞋与彰显个人身份之间拥有着极为紧密的关系。
n. - 遊手好閒的人, 拖鞋, 懶人

One who is habitually idle: disliked loafers on the job.

[Short for obsolete land-loafer, vagabond, idler, possibly partial translation of obsolete German Landläufer, from Middle High German landlöufer : land, land + löufer, runner (from loufen, to run , from Old High German hlouffan).]

Definition of loafer

  • 1a person who avoids work and spends their time idly.
  • 2a leather shoe shaped like a moccasin, with a flat heel: his handmade Italian loafers


mid 19th century: perhaps from German Landläufer 'tramp', from Land 'land' + laufen (dialect lofen) 'to run'


[形]〈上着が〉二重ボタンの, ダブルの. ⇒SINGLE-BREASTED

A grey striped six-on-one double-breasted suit with jetted pockets, a style popular in the 1980s
In clothing, the term double-breasted refers to a coat or jacket with wide, overlapping front flaps and two parallel columns of buttons or snaps; by contrast, a single-breasted coat has a narrow overlap and only one column of buttons. In most modern double-breasted coats, one column of buttons is decorative, while the other functional. The other buttons, placed on the outside edge of the coat breast, are either decorative (non-functional) or functional, allowing the overlap to fasten reversibly, right lapel over left lapel. To strengthen the fastening, a functional inner-button, called the jigger, is usually added to parallel-fasten the over-lapped layers together from the inside.[1]

Single- and double-breasted jackets

The blazer: A single-breasted, reefer-style, navy blue blazer dressed with brass buttons.
blazer is a type of jacket, worn as smart casual dress. The term blazer occasionally is synonymous with boating jacket and sports jacket, two different garments. A blazer resembles a suit coat cut more casually — sometimes with flap-less patch pockets and metal buttons. A blazer's cloth is usually durable (14oz.), because it is an outdoor sports jacket. Stylistically, blazers often are uniform garments, i.e. airlineschool, and yachting, and rowing clubs.