Dress Culture And Commerce

Dress Culture And Commerce

by Beverly Lemire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312164041

ISBN-13: 9780312164041

Pub. Date: 01/15/1997

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This work examines a trade that covered the backs of sailors and soldiers, that shirted labouring men and skirted working women, that employed legions of needlewomen and supplied retailers with new consumer wares. Garments, once bought, returned again to the marketplace, circulating like a currency and bolstering demand. The agents in this trade included military

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Overview

This work examines a trade that covered the backs of sailors and soldiers, that shirted labouring men and skirted working women, that employed legions of needlewomen and supplied retailers with new consumer wares. Garments, once bought, returned again to the marketplace, circulating like a currency and bolstering demand. The agents in this trade included military contractors for clothing, female outworkers and dealers in used clothes. Each was affected by a changing demand for new-styled 'luxuries' and necessities in apparel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312164041
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/15/1997
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations - List of Tables - Acknowledgements - Introduction: Dress, Culture and the English People - Bobby Shafto's Shirt and Britches: Contracted Clothing and the Transformation of the Trade - Redressing the History of the Clothing Trade: Ready-made Apparel, Guilds and Women Outworkers - Margins and Mainstream: Jews in the English Clothing Trade - Disorderly Women and the Consumer Market: Women's Work and the Second-hand Clothing Trade - The Theft of Clothes and Popular Consumerism - Bibliography - Index

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