First Silk Waterproof Umbrella

The first waterproof umbrella was an oiled silk umbrella owned by King Louis XIII of France in 1637. Continue reading

Pants First Worn in the Middle East

Pants were created from divided leg coverings worn in ancient Middle East and Asia. Continue reading

First Woolen Raincoat

Celts created a woolen nearly waterproof raincoat in 3000 BCE made of woven long-haired wool that shed water. Continue reading

Corset Invented During Bronze Age

A waist-cincher corset with copper ribbing was invented during the Bronze Age on Crete circa 2100 BCE and worn by both men and women. Continue reading

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

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