People used to make clothes from asbestos. These garments were fireproof and people cleaned them by burning off the stains.
You do better on attention tests if you wear a “doctor’s coat” compared to a “painter’s coat” even if it’s the same coat.
The T-shirt was invented in 1904 and marketed to bachelors who couldn’t sew or replace buttons.
Wearing a lab coat may make you smarter. A group of researchers conducted an experiment to see if they could increase intellectual performance by having people wear different clothes. What they found is that clothes that people associate with being smart make people perform better in attention-related tasks. Wearing a lab coat described as a doctor’s coat increased sustained attention compared to wearing a lab coat described as a painter’s coat.
In medieval times clothes were stored close to the toilet shaft, as the ammonia fumes would kill any fleas.
The “G” in “G-string” stands for groin.
Knitted socks discovered in Ancient Egyptian tombs have been dated back as far as the 3rd century AD.
It took engineers 22 years to design the zipper.