Did you know?
Pants cuffs became popular
when men rolled up their pants to keep them clean.
It is said that this started with the Windsor Cricket Club
in the 1860s.
In the US, the stripes on a tie run downward from right to
but in England, the stripes run downward from left to right.
Which is the right way for tie stripes to go? The stripes
should go in the same direction as the suit jacket closes.
In other words, if the buttons on your jacket are on the
right side of jacket, the stripes of the tie should run
downward to the right (and vice versa).
The pleats in a cummerbund were used to hold tickets.
The zipper was originally called the slide fastener. It
dates back to the 1890s.
The first real bra was created out of protest to the
It was made from handkerchiefs and ribbon in the early
Pants cuffs were banned in WWII to save fabric.
Oxford is a soft basket-weave fabric first woven by a
Harvard, Cambridge and Yale cloths were also woven but never
Wallis Simpson gave a gift of platinum and diamond cufflinks
the soon-to-be King of England. In 1987, these sold for
$440,000 in an auction.
By AD1000 socks were a symbol of wealth.
The 10-gallon cowboy hat was originally called "Boss of the
It was invented in 1865 in Central City, Colorado by John B.
In the late 1960s and early 70s, ties grew to five inches in
The shoestring was invented in England in 1790.
Glen R. Mills of North Carolina combined underpants and
one garment to invent pantyhose in 1959.
Long johns, introduced in the 1880s, were called union suits
because they were worn by Civil War soldiers. The union suit
was renamed long johns in the 1940s. The name was taken from
the similarly styled swimming trunk named after the garment
that heavyweight boxing champion John L. Sullivan wore.
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(These are items that you should have available whether
you need them at work, home or in the car. You should
keep them in a designated bag in your briefcase, or
nail file or emery board
small sewing kit
stain removal cloths
clear nail polish
eye glass cleaner
eye glass repair kit
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The Magic of Believing,
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The Power of Positive Thinking,
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The Magic of Thinking Big,
David J. Schwartz
Change Your Life in 30 Days,
Factor, Jack Canfield and
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