The Lowdown on Denim

The Lowdown on Denim

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In The Lowdown on Denim, narrators JD and Shred take readers on a trip through the history of jeans, demonstrating that, whatever their style, jeans have always driven and reflected popular culture. They use their interest in denim to escort readers from wartime to the rodeo circuit and from environmental concerns to the rock and roll stage.

When blue jeans were invented in the 1870s, they were utilitarian -- baggy, only a single pocket and held up with suspenders.

In the 1960s, they were bell-bottomed and embroidered, symbolizing the rebellion of the Woodstock era. Punks in the '70s held them together with safety pins, while '80s metal bands wore theirs acid-washed. Then the low-riding style worn by prisoners inspired '90s hip-hop fashion. Today, denim can be as personalized as an iPod playlist.

With humorous comic-style illustrations throughout, this fun, fascinating social history will make readers think each time they pull on their jeans.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781554513550
9781554513543
Branch Call Number: 391 KYI
Characteristics: 108 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hanmer, Clayton 1978-
Alternative Title: Denim

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muffinpopcorn
May 11, 2015

Interesting

andrewheppner456 Jul 24, 2013

interesting

ForestofReadingTeam Jan 23, 2013

Cool Author Fact: TANYA LLOYD KYI's parents used to sew her clothes from green velour!

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