Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style

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As Deirdre Clemente shows in this lively history of fashion on American college campuses, whether it's jeans and sneakers or khakis with a polo shirt, chances are college kids made it cool. The modern casual American wardrobe, Clemente argues, was born in the classrooms, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and gyms of universities and colleges across the country. As young people gained increasing social and cultural clout during the early twentieth century, their tastes transformed mainstream fashion from collared ...

Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style 2016, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781469629919

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Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style 2014, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781469614076

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