SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
How 1880s Levi's Sold for $76K
Among the period-correct details establishing the provenance of the pants was an inner tag proclaiming the garments were made with only "white labor" in the era of Chinese exclusion.
Jeans: The History of the People's Pants Coming to American Experience
Denim touches the history of American slavery, immigration, industrialization and counterculture. An upcoming "American Experience" feature tells the story.
Photographer John Margolies' images of the Wildwood, NJ boardwalk are a peek into the past of the shore town and the history of the tacky beach t-shirt.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
America’s Most Hated Garment
Atlantic writer Amanda Mull turns to fashion historians Marley Healy and Valerie Steele to place the growing social acceptance of sweatpants in a pattern of clothing standards changing in response to cultural influences and social conditions.
How Clothing Can be a ‘Tool of Resistance’
Professor Tanisha Ford discusses the ways that the clothing choices of civil rights activists in the past and today reflect change and continuity in protest movements.
In Watchmen's Clothing, the Past is Present
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