Sartorial history as transnational history...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jchosko, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. jchosko

    jchosko Senior member

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    I was just reading this week's New Yorker and came across this sartorially relevant line in Jill Lepore's piece about the George Washington biographical-industrial-complex:

    "Beginning in the eighteen-twenties, Sparks [an early biographer of Washington's] traveled all over the United States and across Europe, gathering the lost, scattered, and junked papers of the Revolutionary generation. Sheaves of Benjamin Franklin's papers had wound up in a tailor's shop on St. James's Street in London; some of them had been cut into sleeve patterns."
     
  2. SHS

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    Just stumbled upon this. Great story.
     

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