How the West Was Worn

By: Chris Enss

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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.

Title: How the West Was Worn

Author: Chris Enss

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $16.95

Categories: Dress, Fashion, & Ornamentation,

Publisher: Falcon: 09/01/2005

ISBN Number: 0-7627-3564-3

ISBN Number 13: 9780762735648

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 224 pages, 7 1/2 x 9 1/4, paperback, Falcon

Seller ID: 735648

Description: 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. Short essays; brief clips from letters, magazines, and other period sources; and period illustrations demonstrate the sometimes bizarre, often beautiful, and frequently highly inventive ways of dressing oneself in the Old West.