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Sociology 161: Gender Socialization & Fashion

Resources on fashion, gender, and social norms.



Not everyone liked the codpiece. Or the wearers.

Two Filthy Fashions, a poem by Robert Hayman (ca. 1618)

Of all fond fashion, that were worne by Men.
These two (I hope) will ne’r be worne againe:
Great Codpist Doublets, and great Codpist britch,
At seuerall times worne both by meane and rich:
These two had beene, had they beene worn together,
Like two Fooles, pointing, mocking each the other.

The Art of Power Dressing in the 16th Century (4:17)


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