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December 15, 2021 22 mins

Hear the story of British fashion,  eight hundred years of menswear -  from medieval to today.  Why did priests try to ban the button?  Why did King Edward IV outlaw pointy shoes?  Hear the saucy story of King Henry VIII’s codpiece.  Discover the origins of the word “bigwig”.  Hear about the rise and fall of the man who invented the suit.   And find out about the most famous menswear street in Britain:   Savile Row  - which has tailored David Beckham, the Beatles and Elton John,  and stitched Michael Jackson’s famous military jacket.  All this,  in part one of our men’s fashion podcast.

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