The Story of Men's Underwear

The Story of Men's Underwear

Book - 2010
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There was a time when men's fashion, and in particular that of underwear, was reserved exclusively for the elite. Today it has been democratized, proving that our society has in fact evolved. The aesthetics of the body, valued so much by the Greeks, seem to have rediscovered a prominent place for men. Mirroring the evolution of morals, the history of underwear also highlights the constant flurry of borrowing that has taken place between women's and men's fashion. At different times underwear was hidden under clothes, allowed to peek out, or got longer - and got shorter, establishing a game between the taboo of the past and the fashion of the present, as well as repudiating the notion that one's identity could be betrayed by a simple piece of clothing.

Publisher: New York : Parkstone International, c2010
ISBN: 9781859956229
Call Number: 391.4208 C6763s
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Alternative Title: Men's underwear


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HoopIT Sep 01, 2011

This is the best book ever written. I spent an hour mezmerized by the belly button on the front cover.


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