Word of the Week – Sartorial

As in: “Like their womenfolk, American men could also avail themselves of a growing number of sartorial options.”

Joselit, Jenna Weissman.  A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America.  NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2001, p. 7. Print.

Explore definitions at the library’s E-Ready Reference Resources site using the Dictionaries listed on Research Guide: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc.

To see how standardized measurements and size classifications were developed for factory-made clothing, explore the ‘Standardization of Women’s Clothing’ exhibit at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Virtual Museum.

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