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How the West Was Worn: Bustles and Buckskins on the Wild Frontier

How the West Was Worn Bustles and Buckskins on the Wild Frontier 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

  • Title: How the West Was Worn: Bustles and Buckskins on the Wild Frontier
  • Author: Chris Enss
  • ISBN: 9780762735648
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 prFashion 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.

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    1 thought on “How the West Was Worn: Bustles and Buckskins on the Wild Frontier

    1. The subject is promising, but Enss fails to deliver on nearly every count. She may be a talented screenwriter, but she's in way over her head as a costume historian. Enss' attempt to capture the humor, outrageousness, and individuality of frontier dress falls flat with every poorly written sentence. The appeal of her subject comes through only in the newspaper articles and diary and letter excerpts, which are plentiful but still too few, and the wonderful photographs and printed ephemera include [...]

    2. This was just what I was looking for as an author. It has great descriptions of the clothing, patterns and fabric type as well as accessories. I like how the book was organized between city woman and frontier, cowboys and miners, etc. The newspaper excerpts and photos from the time period were a nice touch. Highly recommend.

    3. I enjoyed this book and learned quite a bit even though this is a topic I've followed for 20 years or so. Some chapters read a little slow as I wasn't as interested in the information, but it was still fascinating. The rugged West, like where I live, still follow some of the same rules: comfort and utility come first but we still like to see what's new.

    4. I like to read Chris Enss. This bood was very interesting and kept my attention with the side stories of the "fashionista's" of the day. She covered the all of the man, woman, and child styles and the differences in wild frontier between social standings and even between territory and class standings. Entertaining and interesting.

    5. Filled with cited anecdotes and black and white images, this book gives a decently thorough account of what people wore in the "Wild West" as well as the origins of several types of garments.

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