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Haberdashery – a dangerous business in the 1930’s – saw the invention of the Siegal tri-flex suspender as an attempt to keep ones underpants from being spirited away in the night by fellow down-on-their-luck tailors who spent their days mending trousers for dry bread crusts and weak broth in the garment district of any large metropolis.

    TAGS:  underpants, trousers, haberdashery, suspenders

Haberdashery was a dangerous business during the Great Depression.

    TAGS:  haberdashery, Great Depression

John Calvin believed haberdashery to be a sin against modesty, and thus the rarefied air of Geneva often smelled of singed hair and the cooked flesh of men’s clothiers burned at the stake by fires fueled with their finest silks and tweeds imported from France, England and occasionally Milan

    TAGS:  haberdashery, Geneva, John Calvin, tweed


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