8.06.2008



current/elliott



a history of denim

demin, ie: jean
is probably the most
versatile and democratic
material in fashion history

and its a product of U.S.A.



we may not have couture or expert
european tailoring, but America
has always had its denim.
ah, the daisy miller of
fashion!

today,
denim transcends
social and economic lines;
blurring all notions of
causal / formal.

in the end,
it all comes down to the
individual and what he or she
is about at that very moment.
we wear denim.



then again, I still admire my
grandmother's incredible elegance,
and her refusal to wear denim at all costs.

there is a beauty in that as well.

9 comments:

sasha said...

yes, i think often about the place and trajectory of denim, how we can read our social history in this fabric. it tells so many stories.

mary said...

i really like this. not just today. all the days. hello!

cde said...

i recently learned from an episode of Rick Steves' Europe that the basic origins of american 'jeans' comes from nimes, france--hence, 'des nimes' = 'denim'
neat eh?
love your blog.

L.Cerre said...

wow. that is so interesting. thanks for sharing! so i guess everything good comes from france...

lee

SB said...

I tried to go denim free but my boots just wouldn't let me.

amy said...

do you misspell denim intentionally?
i don't mean to be critical. just wondering.

i really enjoy your blog.

L.Cerre said...

ah man! thanks for catching that! i can't spell for my life.

amy said...

it seems like exactly the kind of quick-typing mistake i'd make...and not a super-obvious one, at that.

jezebel said...

I'm lost in your archives, and Leroy's blog meant so much to my mother- I read his archives on his passing. A sweet diversion: "Ah the Daisy Miller of fashion!"