At Finicky we are always looking at ways we can improve our product, customer experience or identifying new products that we think our customers may enjoy.
During this process we often come across some interesting facts so this week we thought we would share some of those that we found on the history of what we all take for granted - the shirt.
The world's oldest preserved garment, discovered by Flinders Petrie, is a "highly sophisticated" linen shirt from a First Dynasty Egyptian tomb at Tarkan, ca. 3000BC.
The shirt was an item of men's underwear until the twentieth century.
In the eighteenth century, instead of underpants, men "relied on the long tails of shirts ... to serve the function of drawers.
Eighteenth century costume historian Joseph Strutt believed that men who did not wear shirts to bed were indecent. Even as late as 1879, a visible shirt with nothing over it was considered improper.
Coloured shirts began to appear in the early nineteenth century. They were considered casual wear, for lower class workers only, until the twentieth century.
For a gentleman, "to wear a sky-blue shirt was unthinkable in 1860 but had become standard by 1920 and, in 1980, constituted the most commonplace event.
We hope that people will look back upon us in years to come and see that we made a difference in the shirt business both in terms of the shirts we create and the customer service we provide our customers.
Finishing off it would be remiss of us not to mention the 20% discount for all Falcons players and fans alike that we have extended until the end of the season. Simply enter the discount code Falcons12 at check-out.