Clothes Form

Butler Baker invented a "clothes form" to prevent clothes from sticking to a person's body in hot weather. It consisted of a scaffolding of wire rings to be worn beneath a person's clothes.

In his 1927 patent, Baker asserted that these rings would "maintain clothing spaced from the body of the wearer at all times, thereby overcoming the disagreeable feature of the clothing sticking to the body during warm weather." Furthermore, "the device is simple in construction, light, and constructed in a manner whereby it will not interfere with the bending of the body."

It would be even better if it somehow had a fan at the bottom blowing air over your body. You might look weird wearing it, but at least you'd be cool.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Mar 21, 2021
     Category: Fashion | Underwear | 1920s





Comments
Just don't wear clothes. Problem solved.
But the version with fans may work even better, and you could probably get work as a circus clown, as well.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 03/21/21 at 10:56 AM
I'm not fat! I just have big wires.
Posted by Phideaux on 03/21/21 at 02:05 PM
This is reminiscent of hoop skirts, a.k.a. cage crinolines. Here's an example: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/108689
Posted by ges on 03/21/21 at 08:43 PM
@ges -- Does that explain this: https://i.imgur.com/JraGqDT.jpg
Posted by Phideaux on 03/21/21 at 09:27 PM
Wire rings...humidity...rust rings!
Posted by Teri on 03/22/21 at 01:05 AM
I'm told there's an incident in one of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books about a frightened mouse climbing the wires of a hoop skirt, rendering the wearer even more frightened.
Posted by ges on 03/22/21 at 05:31 PM
Seems like it wouldn’t be too helpful unless you were “going commando”...
Posted by Brian on 03/24/21 at 02:13 PM
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