How The West Was Worn: Bustles And Buckskins On The Wild Frontier
Chris Enss
TwoDot (2005)
For Sale
Clothing And Dress - History - West (U.S.), Frontier And Pioneer Life - West (U.S.), West (U.S.) - Social Life And Customs
Paperback 9780762735648
Fashion that was in vogue in the East was highly desirable to pioneers during the frontier period of the American West. It was also extraordinarily difficult to obtain, often impractical, and sometimes the clothing was just not durable enough for the men and women who were forging new homes for themselves in the West. Full hoopskirts were of little use in a soddy on the prairie, and chaps and spurs were a vital part of the cowboy''s equipment.In this book, author Chris Enss examines the fashion that shaped the frontier through short essays; brief clips from letters, magazines, and other period sources; and period illustrations demonstrating the sometimes bizarre, often beautiful, and frequently highly inventive ways of dressing oneself in the Old West.

Product Details
Language English
LoC Classification GT617.W47 .E58 2005
Dewey 391.0097809034
Cover Price $17.00
No. of Pages 144
Height x Width 240 x 190 mm