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Clothes are important in presenting a good first impression and have become a necessity for life They can also be a great form of embarrassment A popped button might expose a pale stomach A skirt not done up properly may expose undergarments or worse fall down So much for a good impression As well tripping over shoelaces makes one look like they have the grace of an elephant Perhaps this is where Whitcomb Jackson came up with his great invention A fastener was created in 1891 later named the zipper This creation revolutionized the fastener and clothing industryThe zipper contains two separate rows of teeth that can be interlocked to close a garment The slide of the zipper used to open and close the device consists of three wedges One at the top is used to detach the teeth and force them apart The bottom two force the teeth together so they intermesh closing the fastener Without the use of this slide it is practically impossible to open or close the zipper This quality makes it a fabulous fastenerThe zipper was not a very popular device until the beginning of the Great War It was originally used for doing up boots since the buttonhole boots were too much of hassle The US Navy realized in 1918 what an asset it would be as part of their flying suits The suitsbecame easier to put on decreasing the preparation time of the soldier From then they began to appear in the garment industry They first appeared in mens pants in 1920 to zip up the front They did not appear in womens clothing until the late 1920s Now they appear in most articles of clothing because they are so convenient Zippers have become a great convenience as far as getting dressed is concerned They cut time off dressing and neither breaks like buttonsnor poke like pins They only become a nuisance when someone walks up
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