So I like to consider myself somewhat of a history buff. I love to watch documentaries about everything from the origins of the earthworm all the way to the history of tennis shoes. So it makes it only right that I relay little tidbits of the history of fashion to you here as well.
Early Wardrobe Stored in Chests
Closets do not exist in the seventeenth century, so American colonists store their wardrobes in chests of all sizes that are kept in the parlor of the house.
Could you imagine putting all of the things that you own right now in a chest? I couldn’t. Not my suits, my nice button downs or anything that I own for that matter on a regular basis.
The evolution of clothing storage may not seem as a big deal to many, but to us real fashion lovers we know that the better we store our precious clothes the longer they longer their keep that initial luster that first drew us in.
Nowadays, closet size has become a sign of status in many circles. The bigger your closet, the bigger your wardrobe, and that ultimately means the more money you have. Closets have gotten so massive that the master suites closet is larger than the subsequent bedrooms throughout the house. Wow. It’s almost as if we’re saying to little Billy that his comfort isn’t as important as the upkeep of Mommy and Daddy’s clothing.
Today’s fashion fanatics do make a good point when requiring closets of this size. Since trends are ever-changing but forever returning we must have enough room to buy for the new but still have space to save the old!
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