A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America



A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of AmericaWhile Fashions Of The Rich And Famous Have Been Endlessly Chronicled, Little Attention Has Been Paid To The Meaning Of Clothes For Everyone Else Yet Between 1890 And 1940, As Ready To Wear Came Into Its Own, Fashion For Ordinary Americans Played An Increasingly Important Role In Shaping The National Character Drawing On Advertisements And Health Manuals, Sermons And Songs, Acclaimed Historian Jenna Weissman Joselit Shows How The Length Of A Woman S Skirt, The Shape Of A Man S Hat, And The Height Of A Pair Of Heels Enabled Citizens Of Every Faith, Color, And Class To Feel Part Of The Modern Nation Engaging, Imaginative, And Original, A Perfect Fit Uncovers A Time In Our History When Getting Dressed Was About Fitting In Than Standing Out.

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America
  • Jenna Weissman Joselit
  • English
  • 04 December 2019
  • 0805054871

10 thoughts on “A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America

  1. Rachel says:

    I liked the argument, but wished there was a bitmeat andanalysis of the supporting visuals.

  2. Lorraine says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this it s written very accessibly and includes a lot of pictures, mostly from advertisements.Covering 1890 1930, this book discusses clothes as symbolic of what it means to be American and, thus, spends a great deal of time on African American, Jewish, and other immigrant populations and how they achieved or failed to achieve belonging based on their clothing.Joselit has a knack for uncovering the silliest, most ridiculous, and over the top comments made by moralizers part I thoroughly enjoyed this it s written very accessibly and includes a lot of pictures, mostly from advertisements.Covering 1890 1930, this book discusses clothes as symbolic of what it means to be American and, thus, spends a great deal of time on African American, Jewish, and other immigrant populations and how they achieved or failed to achieve belonging based on their clothing.Joselit has a knack for uncovering the silliest, most ridiculous, and over the top comments made by moralizers parts of this are deeply funny to read

  3. Rogue Reader says:

    How clothes made America by defining the middle class through generic off the shelf ready mades and modern advertising Hats, suits, skirts and heels Index and notes

  4. Apryl Anderson says:

    Was this a Master s thesis It read like a research paper Well researched, yes, but a compelling read No I recognize much of this from my Fashion History class a BGSU a favorite and it was good to see a compact guide to this period of such ENORMOUS change in clothing The industrial revolution spawned ready to wear clothing manufacture The working classes were beginning to have options in dress Come to think of it, this should ve been another episode of BBC s People s Century.

  5. Caitlin says:

    Not my cup of tea Liked the concept but not the execution.

  6. Erika Mulvenna says:

    I agree with some of the other reviews here loved the premise of the book, wished there wasmeat including supporting materials.

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