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Monday, January 30, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Clothes are as old as civilization. It's no wonder that we spend so much time, money and thought on them. The old saying about the clothes making the man is largely true. Our clothes, in large part, convey who we are. So let's learn a little more about them.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Clothes are inevitable. They are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible."

HINT: (1899-1975), English author, critic, art historian, and museum curator who acted as Keeper of Prints, Drawings and Paintings for the Victoria and Albert Museum between 1938 and 1959.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The earliest and most simple undergarment was the loincloth - a long strip of material passed between the legs and around the waist. King Tutankhamen was buried with 145 of them, but the style didn't go out with the Egyptians. Loincloths are still worn in many Asian and African cultures.

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Men in the Middle Ages wore loose, trouser-like under-garments called braies, which one stepped into and tied around the waist and legs about mid-calf.

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Medieval women wore a close-fitting undergarment called a chemise, and corsets began to appear in the 18th century. Early versions of the corset were designed to flatten a woman's bustline, but by the late 1800s, corsets were reconstructed to give women an exaggerated hourglass shape.

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Bras were invented in 1913 when American socialite Mary Phelps-Jacob tied two handkerchiefs together with ribbon. She patented the idea a year later. Maidenform introduced modern cup sizes in 1928.

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Around 1920, as women became more involved in sports such as tennis and bicycling, loose, comfortable bloomers replaced corsets as the undergarment of choice. The constricting corset soon fell out of favor altogether.

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The thong made its first public U.S. appearance at the 1939 World's Fair, when New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia required nude dancers to cover themselves, if only barely. Thongs gained popularity as swimwear in Brazil in the 1970s and are now a fashionable form of underwear in many parts of the world.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Clothes are inevitable. They are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible."

ANSWER: James Laver.

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