A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America
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A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America

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While fashions of the rich and famous have been endlessly chronicled, little attention has been paid to the meaning of clothes for everyone else. Yet between 1890 and 1940, as ready-to-wear came into its own, fashion for ordinary Americans played an increasingly important role in shaping the national character. Drawing on advertisements and health manuals, sermons and song...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Holt Paperbacks (first published June 2001)
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