AFGHANISTAN: Patriarchs in Pants

In the King's name :

Pants Shirts Cravats Coats Shaves

Such was the gist of a Royal Decree at which robed and bearded members of Afghanistan's Parliament trembled, submissive but indignant. Meekly they obeyed.

Seven hundred strong they marched through the Capital City of Kabul to the Great Bazaar. There, by the generosity of alert, up-to-date King Amanullah of Afghanistan, they were assisted into pants, buttoned into shirts, tied with cravats and hustled into coats. All these garments, cut after modes observed by King Amanullah on his recent tour of Europe (TIME, Jan. 23 to June 4), had been made...

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