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The Clothes Quiz


  1. What's the name of the German-born American businessman who in 1853 founded the first blue jeans manufacturing company?
  2. Name the famous Malaysian fashion designer best known for his handmade women's shoes?
  3. What garment gets its name from James Brudenell, who led the Charge of the Light Brigade?
  4. Vogue magazine said that the LBD would become "a sort of uniform for all women of taste". What does LBD stand for?

  5. What is the English translation of the Latin proverb "vestis virum facit"?
  6. We call them flip flops but what do Aussies call them?
  7. Whose image taken from a Guerrillero Heroico photograph has been known as "the face that launched a thousand T-shirts"?
  8. Which tote bag introduced in 1984 by French luxury goods maker Hermes was Samantha placed on a five-year waiting list for in an episode of Sex and the City?
  9. Which modern device patented by Whitcombe L. Judson gets its name from a brand of rubber boots it was used on in 1923?
  10. Which fashion designer designed the apparel for the 2012 and 2016 Team GB Olympic squad?
  11. In 1933, which brand was the first ever to feature a logo on its clothing?
  12. Vera Wang gained international recognition for which particular sort of clothing?
  13. Which footwear and clothing brand is headquartered in Wollaston, Northamptonshire?
  14. Armani, Prada and Versace all have their headquarters in which city?
  15. Also known as a soutane, what is the name of the long, ankle-length garment worn by Christian clergy?
  16. Which style of women's clothing strap runs from the front of the garment around the back of the neck, leaving the upper back uncovered?
  17. Winston Churchill was famous for wearing which sort of soft-felt hat with a center crown dent and a brim with a curved edge?
  18. What term for coveralls was first used on 28 October 1928 in the Sunday Express newspaper?
  19. Give the name of the only necktie knot that is to be used by Royal Air Force personnel?
  20. To wear no underpants beneath one’s clothing, in slang, is said to be going what?
  21. True or false? The mini skirt was named after the Mini Cooper car?
  22. What sort of neckband is called an "ascot" in American English?
  23. What sort of skirt, narrow enough to impede the wearer's stride, was a predecessor to the pencil skirt?
  24. In which decade did the French engineer Louis Reard invent the bikini?
  25. Which Spanish summer footwear beginning with the letter "E" are light canvas shoes with a plaited fibre sole?
  26. Which brand of shoes, initially used as boat shoes by founder Scott Seamans, first went on sale in 2002?
  27. What name is given to the broad waist sash often worn with a single-breasted dinner jacket?
  28. Who in the 1990's popularized a type of long, loose-fitting silk shirt usually in colourful prints, often called Madiba shirts?
  29. What was invented by Fred Cox in 1908 which allowed children to move around and play as a less restricting, softer garment to the corset?
  30. A puttee is a covering for what part of the body?


  1. Levi Strauss
  2. Jimmy Choo
  3. Cardigan (named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan)
  4. Little black dress
  5. Clothes make the man
  6. Thongs
  7. Che Guevara
  8. The Birkin bag?
  9. Zipper
  10. Stella McCartney
  11. Lacoste
  12. Wedding dress designs
  13. Dr. Martens
  14. Milan
  15. Cassock
  16. Halterneck
  17. Homburg
  18. A boilersuit
  19. The Windsor knot
  20. Commando
  21. True (the favorite car of its designer, Mary Quant)
  22. The cravat
  23. A hobble skirt
  24. 1940s (1946)
  25. Espadrilles
  26. Crocs
  27. Cummerbund
  28. Nelson Mandela
  29. Liberty bodice
  30. Lower part of the leg (from the ankle to the knee)