How to wear a renaissance codpiece
14 March 2014 Last updated at 12:27 GMT
What we wear has changed vastly through the ages, but will renaissance attire ever make a comeback?
Roberta Orsi Landini, a fashion historian in Florence, shows the BBC's Stephen Smith how people in renaissance Italy used to wear a codpiece.
Stephen Smith presents How to Get Ahead at Court on BBC Four on Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 21:00 GMT.