A Brief History of Men’s Underwear

From Origin Of Everything.

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From loincloths to long johns and codpieces to jock straps, Danielle takes a “brief” look at the history of male undergarments!

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Origin of Everything is a show about the undertold histories and cultural dialogues that make up our collective story. From the food we eat, to the trivia and fun facts we can’t seem to get out of our heads, to the social issues we can’t stop debating, everything around us has a history. Origin of Everything is here to explore it all. We like to think that no topic is too small or too challenging to get started.

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