If you work in a professional, formal setting- chances are that you wear a shirt at least a few times a week. But have you ever looked beyond how flattering the garment is? Shirts are seen as such formal and crisp items of clothing, that the idea that they have cool facts surrounding them just isn't explored often enough. So here are five that we gathered for you:
1.The oldest preserved garment in the world: The shirt that you wear has an extremely rich history- because the oldest preserved garment is the world, that was found from an Egyptian tomb dating back to 3000 BC- is actually a linen shirt! It's basically the first garment worn by mankind that still exists.
2. Shirts were detachable before washing machines: the collars and cuffs used to come off(because that's where the dirt would be visible) to be washed separately, and the main body of the shirt would only be washed once a week.
3. Your formal and professional shirt was considered indecent: in the eighteenth century, you were put into prison if your shirt was visible and not covered with a jacket.
4. Polo players invented the button down collars that your company policy now insists on: The polo players wanted to ensure that their collar don't fly as they ride their horses.
5.“White collar worker” and “Blue collar worker” have an interesting origin: Historically, the color of the collar was actually genuinely used to distinguish the worker’s status. White Collar workers worked in office spaces, and blue-collar workers were skilled in trades.
The good news is that today, shirts are available in as many colours as you know want, and are definitely considered decent- so what are you waiting for? Choose from the ample designs and shades on our Ambclassé website today!