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YKK zippers: Why so many designers use them. - Slate Magazine
And in the end, the secret to YKK’s success is equally uncomplicated but equally impressive: YKK makes incredibly dependable zippers, ships them on time without fail, offers a wide range of colors, materials, and styles, and never gets badly undercut on price. The feeling in the apparel industry is that you can’t go wrong with YKK.

32c for a typical 14-inch "invisible" zipper as you'd find in a sweater. Manufacturers figure it's not worth trying to save pennies when a defective zip ruins the user experience.
business  clothing 
may 2012 by gnat
Men's clothing: Suitably dressed | The Economist
The practice of fitting cloth closely to the human form rather than draping it around the body was new. As fashion historians point out, medieval linen-armourers had long made padded undergarments that fitted beneath suits of armour, reducing a little the discomfort of wearing plates of steel. But the Enlightenment and neoclassicism brought tightly fitted clothing to the surface. In an attempt to emulate Greek statues of naked men, Brummel commissioned figure-hugging trousers and coats. He used plain colours to focus attention on form and line, ushering in what Mr Kelly calls “the tyranny of monochrome”. When the prince regent swapped his flamboyant wardrobe for [Beau] Brummel’s stripped-down style it spread across London and beyond.
clothing  history 
january 2011 by gnat
all manner of distractions » Blog Archive » It is like I made it myself!
This gentleman's Flickr photo of his Processing program showed up on a "designer" t-shirt. D'oh!
processing  flickr  copyright  clothing  business 
october 2008 by gnat
Hi-tech shirt measures up its wearer - Business:
"the merino shirt ... fabric, in combination with specialised electronics, can measure, transmit and record key athletic performance attributes such as heart rate, respiration rate, skin temperature and posture."
ubicomp  clothing  nz 
march 2008 by gnat
hilarious t-shirt coverage
clothing  fun 
june 2006 by gnat

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