In the Amish subgroup called Renno, men are allowed to wear only one suspender.
The CEO of Levi’s says that you are never supposed to wash your jeans. Instead, spot clean them with a toothbrush, or toss them into a freezer.
The formal clothing of the Roman Citizen was the Toga. During Roman elections, those running for political office would rub their Toga with a dazzling white chalk to stand out. Called Toga Candida (pure-white) this clothing was the origin of the word “candidate”.
The women who work in the garment recycling industry in India have a theory that because of a water shortage in the West, it must be cheaper to buy new clothes than to wash them. This explains why so many clothes are discarded barely worn.
In 1951, Bing Crosby was initially denied entrance to a Canadian hotel for wearing his Levi’s denim jeans. Levi’s got wind and presented him with a denim tuxedo jacket at a celebration In Nevada, where he was honorary mayor. The term, “Canadian Tuxedo” is believed to have come from these events.
Tommy Hilfiger’s new line of clothing includes a weird feature. You can earn reward points by wearing the clothes, thanks to a smart chip embedded in them. You can eventually redeem these points for Hilfiger gift cards or merchandise.
SuperDry is actually a UK-based company that writes Japanese text on its clothing to emulate the practice of Japanese clothing companies that write meaningless English words on their clothes to attract appeal.
Up until the early 1900’s, it was completely normal for children of both sexes in America to wear dresses until the age of 6 or 7. Gendered clothing didn’t arrive until just before WWI, when pink was recommended for boys and the more ‘delicate and dainty blue’ was recommended for girls.
An Anthropological study shows that women who wear less clothing live longer.
During the Depression, women would make clothing out of feed sacks. When the manufacturers found out, they started printing floral and geometric patterns on the inside of the sacks.