First Fashion Magazine

The first fashion magazine was published in Frankfurt, Germany, around 1586. Continue reading

King Edward I of England

Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307. Before his accession to the throne, he was commonly referred to as The Lord Edward. Continue reading

Standard Shoe Sizes

Shoe sizes were introduced in 1305, during the King Edward I of England’s reign. Continue reading

The Pocket was German King’s Innovation

The German King and Holy Roman Emperor Henry II (973-1024), is the inventor of the pocket, and wore one made of silk brocade, on his white silk tunic.
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Hoop skirt was called a Farthingale

Introduced circa 1470 in Castile (now in Spain) a Hoop skirt called the farthingale. Continue reading

The Bikini is Nothing New

Its a teeny, weeny, yellow polka-dotted bikini, was not invented in the mid 20th Century. Continue reading

Swiss Guards uniforms designed by Michelangelo

Michelangelo during the mid-16th century designed a military uniform for the Swiss Guards, Continue reading

Brassiere before the Modern Bra

Roman women of the 1st Century wore Mamillare (Brassiere) long before the modern bra, which was created in 1912 by a Parisian Designer by the name of Madame Cadolle. Continue reading

Beaver Skins shipped from Canada, arrived in Old World

Beaver skins that hunters collected in Canada began shipping them back to the Old World. Continue reading

Scented suits for men

At the beginning of January 1999, in Seoul, South Korea, you could buy Scented suits for men, for about $400 USD. Continue reading