25 Bizarre Facts About Clothing Most People Are Not Aware Of

Do you want to know some really cool and bizarre facts about clothing? Like, did you know that if you didn’t wear new clothes on Christmas Eve a giant cat might eat you? That bikinis and atomic bombs go together for some really odd reason? That men started wearing heels before women? It’s all true. Though fashion may seem outrageous at times, it’s history can prove to be just as outrageous if not more. After all, what would you say to the fact that some people in ancient times wore color coordinated clothing just to show off their status in society? Or how about the fact that one of the most important pieces to a bra was designed by a famous MALE writer? You won’t believe how interesting and shocking clothing history can be. So if you want to know where the idea for the name of your favorite jeans came from, or how the original bikinis where received, take a look at these 25 Bizarre Facts About Clothing Most People Are Not Aware Of.

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Young Victorian men used to wear locks of their lover’s pubic hair in their hats as mementos. Apparently they couldn’t remember whom they slept with a week ago.

Source: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: pixabay.com Source: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: pixabay.com
24

The first shopping mall to sell clothes was built in ancient Rome.

Ancient RomeSource: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: en.wikipedia.org
23

Victorian detachable men’s collars were so tight that guys sometimes chocked themselves to death from wearing them, which is how they got the nickname “father killers.”

Source: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: en.wikipedia.orgSource: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: en.wikipedia.org
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The first fashion magazine was published in 1678 in, where else, France. It was called Le Mercure Galant and targeted male readers. Almost a decade later a similar magazine for women followed.

First fashion magazineSource: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: commons.wikimedia.org
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Lacoste’s little embroidered crocodile was the first-ever designer logo. He created and manufactured it in 1933.

LacosteSource: Clothing: A Global History (Book), Image: en.wikipedia.org


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