This paintings examines a alternate that coated the backs of sailors and squaddies, that shirted labouring males and skirted operating ladies, that hired legions of needlewomen and provided outlets with new purchaser wares. clothing, as soon as acquired, back back to undefined, circulating like a foreign money and bolstering call for. The brokers during this exchange integrated army contractors for garments, lady outworkers and buyers in used outfits. each one was once stricken by a altering call for for new-styled 'luxuries' and prerequisites in clothing.

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