Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 14:47:13 -0600
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: wife-beaters

Sounds reminiscent of Stanley and Stella--any other suggestions as to source?

Robert DeNiro in "Raging Bull"? Actually this is simply the first example
to occur to me. My husband, who favors these shirts, calls them "old
Italian man T-shirts," which suggests that he like me associates them
with urban, working-class, "ethnic" men of the 1950's. I suppose the
unpleasant "wife-beating" stereotype could attach there as well.

Kate Catmull