Menas fashion, particularly the trends involving undergarments, was once reserved for the elite; today it has become democratised, clear proof of social progress.The aestheticism of the body so highly valued by the Greeks seems to have regained a prominent place in the masculine world. Mirroring the evolution of societyas values, the history of underwear also highlights the continuous, dancing exchange that exists between womenas styles and menas fashion. Undergarments are concealed, flaunted, stretched or shortened, establishing a game between yesterdayas illicit and todayas chic and thereby denouncing the sense of disgrace that these simple pieces of clothing used to betray. In this work, Shaun Cole endeavours to re-establish for the first time, through well-researched socio-economic analysis, the importance of menas underwear in the history of costume from ancient times to today. A reflection of technological progress, this study is full of surprises and powerful reflections on manas relationship with his body.125 The Workwomana#39;s Guide, 83. 126 Alison Carter, Underwear: The Fashion History New York: Drama Books, 1992; 36. 127 See Thomas V. DiBacco Made in the U.S.A: The History of American Business (Beard Books: Washington D.C., anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Story of Men's Underwear|
|Publisher||:||Parkstone International - 2012-05-08|