Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"The Tudor Codpiece and King Henry VIII"

"The fashion and design of Codpieces gradually evolved to emphasize the male genitalia and were eventually padded and enlarged to astounding proportions. The codpiece became prominent during the reign of King Henry VIII who is often associated with the codpiece and this peculiar, over sized, item of clothing is featured in his portraits. Codpieces retained their practical origins and doubled as pockets."