Monday, August 11


Sanford Cluett, 1936 - photo by Pamela Snevily Johnston Keating

You know it and love it...

Sanford L. Cluett; a man of curiosity and talent, had more than 200 patents to his credit. He changed the way America looked, putting an end to exposed wrists and ankles, constricted waistlines and bursting buttons, that is; no more shrinking. The invention bears his name, Sanforized™. Much more here and here. Our drycleaner used to have a sign "sanforize your shorts!" Love it.