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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.

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