I am very interested to know a bit about the differences of clothing between the chasidic dinasties. I saw there are some differences in their hats and socks, for example. Does anyone here know a bit more about it?

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For most groups the differences amount to which region in Europe they came from.

IOW some groups wear clothes that are thought of today as being unique to that group but if you would look at pre holocaust pictures of decimated no longer existing Hasidic groups coming from the same region you will see that they dressed the same way.

A few surviving Hasidic groups did not have such a distinct dress code in Europe at all. After the holocaust when mode of dress became a more important factor in Hasidic identity they took on the dress of the other Hasidic dynasties that had been in their region before WWII

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