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50 Underwear Questions: 09/20/13
50 Underwear Questions by Tanya Lloyd is the third in the 50 Questions series. This one tackles the unmentionables and traces the history of underwear from the Romans to present day.
Along with the discussion of underwear styles, is a humorous but frank talk of hygiene. Underwear in the middle ages was worn in lieu of bathing. If you're living around open sewers and contaminated water, a bath in the stuff probably isn't high on your list of fun things!
More recently, there's the history of the Y front. Just as the demin book (link to review) mentions the major jeans brands, this one drops brand names too, such as Jockey. Here though, there are centuries of history of underwear to discuss, rather than a hundred and fifty years or so for denim. That means, the brand names don't dominate the book.
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