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Fashion and It’s History…

19 Apr

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.

 

May 13, 1607

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.

A Steamer Chest. For the average family this held all of their belongings. If the family had some money everyone had their own to carry their belongings.

A Steamer Chest. For the average family this held all of their belongings. If the family had some money everyone had their own to carry their belongings.

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.

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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.

The closet of the 21st century. I'm pretty sure a full bedroom suit could fit in here for a child and leave a little room.

The closet of the 21st century. I’m pretty sure a full bedroom suit could fit in here for a child and leave a little room.

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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