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Couple Married 52 Years Match Outfits Every Day

Ed and Fran Gargiula say they match on the inside, too

(Newser) - Late last month, 17-year-old Anthony Gargiula tweeted pictures of his grandparents in carefully coordinated outfits, accompanied by a matter-of-fact caption: "My grandparents have been married for 52 years and they match outfits every day." That tweet has since earned more than 83,000 favorites and 40,000-plus retweets... More »

Here's How an Ancient Iceman Kept Warm

Clothing made from bear, sheep, goat, deer, cattle—you name it, Oetzi wore it

(Newser) - Scientists say Oetzi the Iceman , whose mummified body has been studied extensively since it was discovered on a glacier near the Italian-Austrian border in 1991, wore clothes made of brown bear pelt and roe deer when he died in the Alps 5,300 years ago. Researchers in Italy used genetic... More »

This Jacket Will Wirelessly Charge Your Phone

It can be yours for $169, plus add-ons

(Newser) - Not yet terrified that you'll suddenly burst into flame? Put on one of Hiral Sanghavi's jackets. The man behind Kickstarter's BauBax travel jacket —which last year became the fourth most-funded project on Kickstarter, raising $9.2 million —hopes to raise $100,000 with his new... More »

Hot Fashion for S. Korea's Olympic Team: Zika-Proof Attire

Training, ceremonial clothing for Rio Games to be 'impregnated' with chemicals

(Newser) - South Korea's Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled Zika-proof long-sleeved shirts and pants it says will help protect the country's Olympic athletes from the mosquito-borne virus at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro, the AP reports. The sets of clothing will be impregnated with mosquito-repellent chemicals and... More »

Paula Deen's Fashion Line Will Hide Your 'Catfish Belly'

First eat all the butter, then put on these clothes

(Newser) - Paula Deen, who's had her own line of butter , has sold chocolate butter sticks , and is known for recipes like Paula's Fried Butter Balls , has now launched a clothing line that will help you hide the fact that you've consumed 35 sticks of butter in a day.... More »

The KKK Began Wearing Hoods for an Odd Reason

You can thank Hollywood, according to a new book

(Newser) - See someone in a white robe and hood, and what do you think? Klansman, of course, but apparently they didn't always dress that way. A new book titled Hood (Object Lessons) by Alison Kinney looks at the garment's history, from torturers to medieval clerics to Red Riding Hood—... More »

'Hut Swag' Is Pizza Hut's Cheesy Venture Into 'Fashion'

Clothing and accessory line is 'answer to the pizza apparel you never asked for'

(Newser) - Two things you wouldn't expect to see in the same sentence: Pizza Hut and fashion. Introducing Hut Swag , the restaurant chain's new clothing and accessories line that's custom-made for anyone who thinks "pizza is bae" (and doesn't mind advertising it on a hoodie) or feels... More »

What to Wear? Women Spend Months Deciding

5 months over working life, according to UK survey of 2K

(Newser) - Women sometimes get a bad rap for having a hard time deciding what to wear, but leave it to a uniform supplier to try to quantify just how much time they spend pondering outfits before heading out the door. A study of 2,000 women, commissioned by UK uniform supplier... More »

Women Feel Threatened by Peers in Red

Both men and women link color to sex

(Newser) - Researchers know that guys tend to find women in red to be alluring; now, they're investigating how women react to the color. Research headed by a University of Rochester psychologist finds that women see others wearing red "as if these other women are actively advertising" sexual availability. For... More »

Rising Market: Stylish Bullet-Proof Clothes

More companies stepping up as market grows

(Newser) - For a while, a Colombian clothes designer named Miguel Caballero seemed to be the only player in what seemed to be a extremely niche segment of the market—bullet-proof clothes that were stylish to boot. No more, reports Fox News . The industry is growing beyond South America, and a slew... More »

'Fat'? 'Jumbo'? Clothing Label Unveils New Sizes

Japanese company may be warning citizens to keep trim

(Newser) - A Japanese clothing company has replaced the usual sizes (think S, M, and L) with ones sure to boost shoppers' self-esteem—like Titch, Skinny, Fat, and Jumbo, the Daily Mail reports. The company, Fatyo, says on its website that it's just trying to make the word fat "cool.... More »

Kodak's New Project: Clothes That Won't Get Smelly

The key: embedded silver

(Newser) - Kodak knows silver—the element's use in film made the company one of the top silver consumers worldwide. Kodak is a printing company these days, but it's got a new use for silver: making clothing that doesn't get smelly. Even after it's worn "for days... More »

Stop Buying Cheap Clothes

It's less wasteful to invest in quality clothing: Keila Tyner

(Newser) - Americans buy a lot of cheap clothes, but lately, there's been a backlash again so-called "fast fashion" as more consumers associate it with " low wages , poor working conditions , and excessive environmental waste," writes Keila Tyner for Quartz . Tyner has an idea: Why not buy fewer, but... More »

Clothier Uses Models With Really Big ... Brains

Betabrand goes for Ph.Ds in latest campaign

(Newser) - A San Francisco-based online clothing company has taken dressing smart to a whole new level. Betabrand just launched its spring line, and the models featured in the new collection had to have more than good looks: All of them have Ph.Ds. As the founder explained, "When you look... More »

Chemical Banned 35 Years Ago Found in Yellow Clothes

PCB-11 present in 'worrisome' levels

(Newser) - A chemical banned in the US 35 years ago is present in almost all yellow paper products and items of clothing, researchers warn. Though the production of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which contaminate the environment and are believed to cause cancer, was outlawed, PCB-11 is allowed to remain in yellow pigment... More »

Why Abercrombie & Fitch Is Bleeding Red Ink

CEO Mike Jeffries hasn't changed with the times, critics say

(Newser) - Abercrombie & Fitch has long lured tons of teenage shoppers into its pricey and exclusive stores—but tastes are changing, sales are slipping, and the company is struggling to reinvent itself, writes Matthew Shaer at New York . The mastermind behind A&F's image is CEO Mike Jeffries, a "... More »

Hot Find in Norway: 1.6K-Year-Old Sweater

As melting snow in Norway threatens other artifacts not yet found

(Newser) - Apparently climate change isn't as bad as we thought . Thanks to melting snow in the Norwegian mountains, archaeologists have uncovered some pretty cool artifacts, including bow and arrow fragments and a really well-worn tunic more than 1,600 years old. It's the "first glimpse of the kind... More »

Bizarre Recall: Radioactive Belts

US border agents apparently made the odd discovery

(Newser) - A major British online clothing merchant has recalled one of its belts due to a small problem: The items are radioactive. Made of leather studded with metal, the belts tested positive for Cobalt-60 and could be dangerous if people wear them for more than 500 hours, Asos said in an... More »

Toss Bangladesh Factory Owner in Jail for Life: Gov't

Government report cites reasons for collapse

(Newser) - The owner of the Bangladesh factory whose collapse killed some 1,100 people deserves life in prison if found guilty of code violations, a government committee says. Sohel Rana "used extremely poor quality iron rods and cement," says the head of the committee, whose report details the reasons... More »

Gap, Walmart Dodge Bangladesh Safety Plan

Walmart says its own voluntary plan is better, faster

(Newser) - Major European retailers are lining up to sign a Bangladesh safety plan aimed at preventing disasters like Rana Plaza , but American companies, including the Gap and Walmart, are backing away. Walmart—which blames a "rogue employee" for an order for its clothes found in the rubble of the building... More »

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