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Monday, July 24, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Here we are - back at Monday! Today I have some fun facts for you about the history of fashion and clothing. I hope you find them interesting!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits."

HINT: He was an American author best known for his work Anthony Adverse. He also planned a series of novels about colonial America called The Disinherited. He completed three works in the series: The Forest and the Fort (1943), Bedford Village (1944), and Toward the Morning (1948).

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Less than 40 percent of all clothing is sold at full price.

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People first wore clothing was for protection. Roughly fashioned garments protected them from animal bites, scratches, and burns.

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Catherine de Medici in 1579, ordered up a steel corset designed to slim her royal waist down to a mere 13 inches.

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One of the first customers of the "Separable Fastener" (early version of the zipper) was the US Army. It applied zippers to the clothing and gear of the troops of World War I.

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On May 20, 1873, Levi Strauss & Jacob Davis received patent #139,121 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. That day is considered to be the official "birthday" of blue jeans.

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In the 1920s a pioneering Paris fashion designer, Jean Patou, invented the designer tie. He made ties from women's clothing material including patterns inspired by the latest art movements of the day, Cubism and Art Deco. Today women buy 80 percent of ties sold in the US.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits."

ANSWER: Hervey Allen

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