History is always fascinating. The world of fashion and style holds some of the most iconic testaments of the ages, and I find it entirely amusing to watch it evolve. At one time a lot of it may have been based on specific, specialized purposes (a la waist cinching), but over time it’s become a lot more superficial, open and free as the days of girdles and corsets trail farther and farther behind us and self expression is seen as more socially acceptable. Check out this interesting article about the golden years of Abercrombie & Fitch, back when it was actually more practical and important to the growth of our culture and not limited to members of your high school varsity team competing with each other for social status.
Could you have guessed?
Whole article here.