June 15, 2013 |
This year marks the 100th birthday of the T-shirt. Maybe. It's clear the simple little garment has been around for many, many years and rose in popularity just as fashion was losing some of its starch. But no one knows exactly when the T-shirt as we know it was born. What we do know is that in 1913, the U.S. Navy brought tees into public consciousness in a big way when it ordered a "light undershirt" for sailors to wear beneath their uniforms. Americans were likely taking their cue from European soldiers who had begun sporting lightweight cotton undergarments. But online T-shirt maker CustomInk, for one, has seized on the Navy's 1913 endorsement of the garment to trumpet the T-shirt's century mark, as well as round up its own list of iconic T-shirts through the ages.
December 22, 1989 |
Inside the potpourri-scented interiors of Victoria's Secret, Armin Sahba looks painfully out of place among the wisps of lace and satin lingerie. The 18-year-old Fountain Valley resident stands in his blue jeans and baseball cap shifting his weight nervously from foot to foot, hardly glancing at the merchandise. Instead, he casts furtive looks to see who might be looking at him. "It's embarrassing," Sahba says, as he heads for safer ground in the Westminster Mall.
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February 5, 1999
A man recently convicted of stealing several dozen pieces of women's underwear kept a stash of 2,000 pairs of panties, bras and pantyhose at his workplace in Whittier, police said Thursday. Manuel Cruz, 45, of Compton was convicted for a second time last month of underwear theft and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, said Whittier Police Officer Chuck Drylie.
January 6, 2008
In the early '50s, I was a Korean War vet, attending college and supplementing my income as a male model in Chicago ("Tears and Roebuck," by Dan Neil, 800 Words, Dec. 9). I was one of those "underwear" guys, appearing in the Sears catalogs. There is a reason that the male models in the print ads appear to be eunuchs. All male underwear models were required to wear dance belts under the briefs or shorts being modeled. When worn, this impossibly snug garment obscured any bulge the model possessed.
February 23, 1998 |
Get me a doctor, STAT. Well, maybe not just any doctor. Turn to the double-spread ad on Page 60 of last week's Sports Illustrated, and pick any one of the five heart-stopping medical professionals, all posed in surgical garb and underwear. They're kicking off Jockey's latest advertising campaign, "Let 'em know you're Jockey."
December 11, 2012 |
Well, Anne Hathaway, that's one way to drum up interest in the French Revolution. Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" saw its New York City premiere on Monday ahead of the musical's Christmas Day release, and star Hathaway forgot a rather important decoration: her underwear. In a black Tom Ford creation with a constructed back and dramatic slit, Annie had herself a wardrobe malfunction while climbing out of her car at the Ziegfeld Theatre: She revealed to photographers that she wasn't wearing any underwear.
April 12, 2008
If Dean Wormer of "Animal House" were a Los Angeles hockey fan he would have said, "Every Halloween the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode. Every April, the hapless Kings rebuild." Mike Kichaven Sherman Oaks
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April 17, 1992 |
Two months of negotiations between the city of Brea and the owners of a lingerie boutique went asunder Thursday when a judge ordered the shopkeepers to stand trial on charges that they run an illegal peep show featuring scantily clad women. Judge Stephen J. Sundvold ordered Hassan Halabi and Nabil Abouriche to return to Municipal Court in Fullerton on Monday to stand trial on 288 criminal misdemeanor counts.
March 7, 2008 |
OPATOWEK, Poland -- Victoria has no secrets in this Polish town. In an exhibition that's making some Poles do a double take, the Museum of Industry in Opatowek has chronicled the evolution of women's underwear from the knee-length knickers and tight corsets of the early 20th century to the skimpy thongs of today. "Undergarments were pretty much kept well out of sight in the old days," said Ewa Sieranska, curator at the Central Textile Museum in Lodz, which loaned 140 items to the exhibit "From Pantaloons to G-Strings."