Re: Codpieces and Cravats (was Re: The Origin of The Cravat (Was: Are Ties Phallocarps?)

Miranda B. Leethe (
26 Nov 1995 16:56:54 GMT

For an idea of how exaggerated the codpiece could be, check out
Bronzino's paintings (16th c.). In one, a young man's codpiece features
not one, but two enormous striped satin protrusions, truly "comin'
atcha". It's a wonder the women of the time didn't just laugh at this.
They probably did and that also helped its demise. Heehee.