Dirty clothes are currently thrown away, requiring missions where weight is at a premium to bring many pounds of socks, shirts and underwear
The painting’s frank depiction of drunk frivolity—and male anatomy—didn’t sit well with some viewers
From Spanx to space suits, spandex has shaped modern garments
Even a blizzard couldn’t dampen the excitement from the release of the first pair of men’s briefs in 1935
Yet the droopy trousers trend lives on
From toxins in textile dyes to torturous corsets, beauty has a long history of coming at a high cost
Finally, women could breathe deeply when the waist-nipping corset went out of style
Seeking comfort, holiday diners will don elastic to indulge their expanding waistlines. They should thank Thomas Hancock and his "masticator"
Wearing rolled stocking back then must have been akin to the liberating, punk rock feeling of wearing ripped fishnets today
The real stories behind some fashion fads and classics hold some surprising twists
For decades, Ivory sold itself as the suds that made legwear last longer
A back "seam" drawn with an eyebrow pencil topped off the resourceful fashion effect
As hemlines rose, DuPont's wonder fabric was a sensation among women. But during WWII, it was needed for parachutes
With a watercolor sketchbook guide, Adolf Konrad drew on his talents to record his belongings
Though in tatters, the undergarment looks thoroughly modern. But was it comfortable!?