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Jeans of the Old West Hardcover – 1 Apr 2010

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (US) (1 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764335006
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764335006
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 22.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 381,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Harris is the manager of Montreal Books, a rare and used Internet bookshop. He is a two-time winner of the CBC Literary Competition, the editor of poetry books and anthologies. He lives in Westmount, Quebec.

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A great book for aficionados of vintage denim jeans and jackets, by Levi's and other early manufacturers! The values of the earliest examples of denim and 'duck' canvas clothing have reached such a level, that people have taken to 'prospecting' in long disused mines, and even 19th Century land-fill sites, to recover the oldest examples! The advantage to the average vintage denim fan, is that these classic early designs are then recreated by the biggest denim companies, as well as numerous smaller manufacturers- and even enthusiasts with a sewing machine, working at home!
Mike Harris's obvious enthusiasm for unearthing (literally) these now historical artefacts, and also describing all the intricate details of their design and manufacture, are reflected in every page of this meticulously crafted book, a real 'labour of love', if ever there was one!
My thanks to The Book Depository for a great price, and excellent service. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An eclectic, fine survey, this crosses many genres in its presentation 19 Nov 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
While Jeans of the Old West: A History could as easily have been featured in our History, Arts or Collector's areas, it's profiled here for the special interest it will hold for needleworkers and any interested in fabric and style history. It's packed with insights on the development of denim, its marketing, and its evolution in both function and presentation, and it is loaded with color photos of old Western jeans. An eclectic, fine survey, this crosses many genres in its presentation.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Amazingly researched history of Jeans 24 May 2011
By hannon - Published on Amazon.com
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A fascinating look into the history of Jeans. Well researched and the documentation and pictures of the styles, features and designs through the evolution of Jeans was very interesting.
Worth the money and very interesting. 12 July 2014
By Brian C. - Published on Amazon.com
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Pretty good and better than others have done. Worth the money and very interesting.
Fantastic 10 Mar 2014
By Andre Clementino - Published on Amazon.com
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When I bought this book, I was looking for something helping me in my jeans researches. But its became a nice surprise since I've opened it and saw how full of valid information its comes! Recommend
incredible book, buy it! 6 Aug 2012
By bluemountain - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an incredible book if you are into the history of clothing/denim. It's great as a resource book or just as a casual read if you are interested in where your denim came from. Great book!
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