Western Shirts

Western Shirts : A Classic American Fashion

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The great American western shirt is no longer hiding in the back of grandpa's closet-it is now a highly collectible piece of American fashion history, a treasured piece of Western Americana. Western Shirts: A Classic American Fashion is the resource on understanding the history behind these uniquely American pieces of art, and on what to look for in collecting them, because while fashion trends may come and go, quality design and construction are always recognizable. The book contains a complete list of 250 western shirt labels to help identify the manufacturer and date of your finds, and though many of the early brands are gone, this survey of makers and their designs covers the quality of design, workmanship and materials of the different brands on the market from the last 70 years. The good old shirts get bought by collectors and go out of circulation, which is why this book is so necessary-and so cool.show more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 261.6 x 284.5 x 25.4mm | 1,406.15g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 300 colour photos
  • 1586852485
  • 9781586852481

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No longer found only on the backs of ol' cow hands from the Rio Grand or in closets that have been undisturbed for the last sixty years, cowboy shirts are now highly collectible pieces of Western Americana. But what distinguishes this one from the next? Cowboy Shirts: Spirit of the West is the resource on understanding the history behind these uniquely American pieces of art, and on what to look for in collecting them. Because, while fashion trends may come and go, quality design and construction are always recognizable. The book contains a complete list of cowboy shirt labels (over 250 of them!) to help you identify the manufacturer and date of your finds. Written by insiders, the book also recounts the fascinating histories-and colorful characters-behind some of the major innovators and manufacturers, such as Rockmount Ranch Wear, Miller, H Bar C, Levi, and Pendleton among others. Rowdy, rhinestoned, saucy, sturdy, colorful, or plain-Cowboy Shirts will make you want to kick up your spurs in Western delight as you follow them from practical wear, to costume, to fashion, to art.show more

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