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Sandra Lee Evenson

Sandra Lee Evenson is a Professor and Interim Director in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Idaho, USA, where she has taught courses on dress and culture and apparel design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The codpiece was a distinguishing feature of men’s dress from 1408 to about 1575 C.E. Originally a triangle of cloth used to join the individual legs of men’s hose, the codpiece emerged as a nonverbal statement of political and economic...

Genitals and Legs

Susan J. Vincent

Susan J. Vincent is an honorary visiting fellow at the University of York. Her research interests to date have centred about the cultural history of dress in the early modern period. She is the author of Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England (Berg, 2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Anatomy of Fashion : Dressing the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...The Breeches Part What is the one thing that frogs and properly built men alone have in common? The answer, according to John Doran’s nineteenth-century study of costume history, is calves.John Doran, Habits and Men (London: Richard...
...Footage Referenced Vivienne Westwood, Spring/Summer 1991, Cut, Slash and PullIntroduction This article aims to highlight the extraordinary codpieces designed by Vivienne Westwood, which first appeared in her womenswear Cut, Slash and Pull...

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Remember how your Maker made for our first Parents coats—not one coat but a coat for the man and a coat for the woman—the man’s coat fit for his labor, the woman’s for her modesty.Hic Mulier and Haec Vir [1620] 1985, in Half Humankind...