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 Post subject: Denim is period
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:18 pm 
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Mentioned here:
http://www.cracked.com/article_20370_6- ... rican.html

And the source article is here:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/ar ... l992_jkvHQ

"According to trouser lore, Levi Strauss invented blue jeans out West while embarking upon the American tradition of abandoning your life to try to get rich in California.

In reality, denim clothing existed centuries prior, and the words "denim" and "jeans" both derive from influential trading cities on the Mediterranean. Denim comes from the French city of Nimes ("de Nimes" = "of Nimes"), and jeans come from the Italian city of Genoa (with its French name being "Genes"). Cities in the region had been using the fabric for sails since the Middle Ages, and in 2010, art historians uncovered Italian paintings from the 1650s that show peasants sporting denim skirts and jackets."

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 Post subject: Re: Denim is period
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Now if we can just prove that T-shirts were period...;)

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 Post subject: Re: Denim is period
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:07 pm 
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Well, a long T-shirt is a tunic.


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 Post subject: Re: Denim is period
 Post Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:59 am 
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A very good bit of accurate historical research ... Blue Jeans are Period Correct ... Cool [smilie=icon_smile.gif]

Good work Guys


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 Post subject: Re: Denim is period
 Post Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 2:57 am 
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That's really cool, that's interesting as a trivia fact alone. I would disagree that blue jeans are period though. In the same way a leather motorcycle riding jacket is still modern blue jean pants are still modern; the material might be period but the cut and style is not.


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 Post subject: Re: Denim is period
 Post Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Jusa an opinion, here - For me, dressing differently is part of the fun. It's not an issue of whether the attire is allowed or not, just if it's going towards the intended ambiance. Stuff I wear every day in my mundane life just doesn't feel right in the world of AMTGARD for me.


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