29. A Men’s Dress Shirt
Back in 1900, no one was wearing casual sneakers or sweatpants. Nearly everyone wore today’s equivalent of their Sunday Best. So, if a man wanted to wear a dapper, clean dress shirt, all they needed was a dollar. If you think about inflation, $30 for a shirt seems pretty spot-on. However, many women got in the habit of sewing their own clothes. Fabric and sewing patterns were much cheaper back then, so it actually made more sense for mothers and housewives to make the wardrobes fro their entire family. On the plus side, it meant that everyone had perfectly tailored suits every time.