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Levi Strauss & Co.

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The name Levi Strauss is indelibly linked with a quintessential American fashion—blue jeans. The original riveted work pants, called “waist overalls,” were patented by Levi Strauss in 1873 and became staples of quality, durable workingmen’s...

Overalls: Functional, Political, Fashionable

Djurdja Bartlett

Djurdja Bartlett is a Research Fellow at the London College of Fashion University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Uniform : Clothing and Discipline in the Modern World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Male workers started to wear overalls in the nineteenth century, initially to protect their standard clothing. As the century progressed, manufacturers added pockets for storing various tools and in the meantime, overalls spread from...

Conventional Work Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...Historically, climate and work environments are primary to the selection and production of work clothing, but safety concerns, economic and business climates, fashion, and ethics find a place in the clothing narrative of Western...

Fashions for a Phoney War

Geraldine Howell

Geraldine Howell currently lectures on dress history at the University of Westminster, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wartime Fashion : From Haute Couture to Homemade, 1939–1945

Berg, 2012

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...At 11.15 a.m. on Sunday, 3 September 1939, Neville Chamberlain confirmed that Britain was at war with Germany. For the eight months of ‘peace-in-war’J. Struther, Mrs Miniver (Virago, 1989; first published by Chatto and Windus, 1939), p...