Viceland – The Vice A to Z of Design: “Truly a marvel of ergonomic design, the modern zipper was invented by about 80 guys and nobody was sure what to make of it until 1937 when it beat out buttons in Esquire magazine’s ‘Battle of the Fly.’ Thousands of miles of zip are produced daily and it remains one of the few truly glorious examples of cheap, simple, and easy design that makes everyone’s lives a whole lot better. Those were the days.”

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