A Cultural History of An American Icon

Book - 2006
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Since their emergence over 150 years ago, blue jeans have been worn by every sector of society and exported around the world. In Jeans, Sullivan traces the evolution of jeans from a simple utilitarian garment into what fashion critics have called 'the American uniform'. Beginning with the adoption of front-bucked trousers as a style of dress in 19th century America, Sullivan expertly describes its origins and subsequent rise to the superstar of the textile world. As much a history of America as of it's virtual national symbol, Jeans tells a riveting and fascinating story.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9781592402144
Branch Call Number: 687.1 SULLIVAN
Characteristics: ix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.


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