The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists has a new member gallery with details on all the new members inducted during the year 2014. The 2014 Membership Gallery covers all 3 of the (conjoined triplet) hair clubs: The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists, The Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists, and the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club […]
“While vision did play an important role in the understanding of both the macaroni as a phenomenon and the pleasure garden as a space, to focus on vision, to the exclusion of other senses and embodiment, is to miss an important means of understanding both macaronis and pleasure gardens. We must understand the pleasure gardens […]
If you were a well-to-do gentleman in 15th or 16th century Europe, your closet might well have sported an exuberant codpiece or two. But were they just a foppish whim, or could there have been an underlying necessity behind the codpiece phenomenon? This question caught the attention of Dr. Con Scott Reed, of Sydney, New […]
This advertisement, showing a gentleman playing billiards in his underwear, promoted the Imperial Underwear Company’s ‘DROP SEAT’ Union Suit, and appeared on page 66 of the Literary Digest, Oct 27, 1917. Approaching one hundred years later the ad. also featured in the paper ‘Considerations on a Gentleman’s Posterior’ (in : Fashion Theory: The Journal of […]
“Men’s dress and fashion have been side-lined in scholarship, and this journal provides a dedicated space for the discussion, analysis, and theoretical development of men’s appearance from multiple disciplines. All articles are blind-peer reviewed in order to maintain the highest standards of scholastic integrity.“ The (new) journal is entitled : ‘Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion’ […]
What should Italian hospital doctors wear (if they want to maintain patients’ confidence)? In the first study of its kind (in Italy) researchers Sotgiu G, Nieddu P, Mameli L, Sorrentino E, Pirina P, Porcu A, Madeddu S, Idini M, Di Martino M, Delitala G, Mura I, and Dore MP, at the Epidemiology and Medical Statistics […]
A TV commercial for Dorothy Gray Salon Cold Cream uses a geiger counter to measure the slightly radioactive dirt that they had smeared on a fashion model’s face. It’s a 1950’s triumph for the use of measurement in the fashion industry.
The phrase “camel toe” has at least two common meanings. One pertains to camel anatomy, as mentioned in this recent study: “China’s Dongbei Cuisine,” Jacqueline M. Newman, Gastronomica, Spring 2009, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 82–6. Newman reports: “Though the consumption of endangered species is generally frowned upon, Dongbei inhabitants still enjoy bear paw, camel […]