Why Shirts Have Buttons: The Origins of Clothing

Why Shirts Have Buttons: The Origins of Clothing

Downloadable Video - 2016
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Many histories of clothing give a century-by-century account of what people wore. We have a better idea start with what we wear right now and trace it back to its often fascinating and entertaining beginnings.. Discover: Why shoelaces were once a political statement, how military technology influenced men's fashions, how the wristwatch changed from female jewelry to a male status symbol, why today's clothing has so many useless buttons, how button down collars were invented to help a sport, why brides wear elaborate gowns, and how the Audubon society was founded to resist a fashion craze..
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2016
Learning Seed,, 2002
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (23 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Additional Contributors: Kanopy (Firm)
Learning Seed (Firm)


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