In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis try on the city slicker pinstripe suits and speculate on the history of STRIPES! Which is all about the Carmelite order, the banning of striped clothing and stripes as a marker of social stigma (via the sartorial garb of the gangster). It's also all about the eighteenth-century maritime world (including Nelson's stocking), stripes as a marketing phenomenon, zebras and patterned cathedrals, as well as about the moving story of concentration camp uniforms. Who knew!
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