Sunday, June 4, 2017

Recent revival of codpieces surfaces.

In the 2010s era, it seems that the codpiece has made a revival in the United States and in countries across Europe. The codpiece has made a return in counter-culture clothing fashion. Especially in Gothic culture. I have seen a recent news stories on the revival of the codpiece from BBC magazine and other newspapers so far. This is not the first time there has been a revival in codpieces! Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver had once attempted to revive codpieces back in the mid-1970s.

Codpieces have made revivals in places such as Medieval Renaissance fairs, Hot Topic, Fascinations, AnimeExpo, ComicCon, AnimeCon, retail stores, and other market festivals that are known to be out there as well. Historian nerds and the otaku have been idolizing this codpiece underground for quite some time now.

Historical clothing called the codpiece was first created and introduced to the continent of Europe in the country island of Crete somewhere in the 1400s.
The codpiece was worn by men who were kings that belonged to royalty such as King Henry VIII. At first the codpiece was only available to royalty in the 1500s. Men wore these tights to cover their legs. Now the tights men wore were nothing like the pantyhose women wear today. Apparently the tights covered the les but not the genitals. So in order to cover their manhood, men began to wear a codpiece.
Right now, codpieces are being sold in specialty clothing stores. So the codpiece is not extremely extinct.

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