The Lowdown on Denim

The Lowdown on Denim Read The Lowdown On Denim Author Tanya Lloyd Kyi Bandcamptomp3.co.uk How A Humble Work Pant Got On Everyone S Backside And Took Over The World In The Lowdown On Denim, Narrators JD And Shred Take Readers On A Trip Through The History Of Jeans, Demonstrating That, Whatever Their Style, Jeans Have Always Driven And Reflected Popular Culture They Use Their Interest In Denim To Escort Readers From Wartime To The Rodeo Circuit And From Environmental Concerns To The Rock And Roll Stage.When Blue Jeans Were Invented In The 1870s, They Were Utilitarian Baggy, Only A Single Pocket And Held Up With Suspenders.In The 1960s, They Were Bell Bottomed And Embroidered, Symbolizing The Rebellion Of The Woodstock Era Punks In The 70s Held Them Together With Safety Pins, While 80s Metal Bands Wore Theirs Acid Washed Then The Low Riding Style Worn By Prisoners Inspired 90s Hip Hop Fashion Today, Denim Can Be As Personalized As An IPod Playlist.With Humorous Comic Style Illustrations Throughout, This Fun, Fascinating Social History Will Make Readers Think Each Time They Pull On Their Jeans.

  • 4.5
  • 879
  • English
  • 03 April 2017
  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • 9781554513543
  • The Lowdown on Denim
  • Tanya Lloyd Kyi

10 thoughts on “The Lowdown on Denim

  1. Sarah Sammis says:

    The Lowdown on Denim by Tanya Lloyd Ky is by the same author as the 50 Questions series of comic book style nonfiction books for upper elementary students This book covers the history of denim and the rise in popularity of blue jeans in the United States and then around the world Ironically, I don t own a single pair of jeans Blue jeans were invented by Levi Strauss to give the gold miners in California something sturdy to wear It s one of those inescapable facts when living in the Bay Area So coming to this book as a Californian familiar with the history of denim and blue jeans, I was curious to see what was included in the book.After the initial story of Levi Strauss and the ways in which denim styles changed in response to the needs of different industries, the book settles into a comparison of different brands The brand centric latter half...

  2. Paula Phillips says:

    Ever wondered about your jeans Not the ones that make up who you are but the ones that you wear on your bottom half of your body Are you doing a school project on Denim Tanya Lloyd Kyi gives children the lowdown on Denim from when it first originated to jeans and denim throughout the ages from the Wild Wild West where the cowboys roamed around in nothing but an open shirt no shirt at all and blue jeans to the times where jeans became fashion icons From the different types of jeans flares in the 60 s 70 s to ripped jeans in the rock ages to skinny jeans to straight legged jeans and of course the new popular item of clothing for girls jeggings these are denim looking tights.Told in both a comic book form and written format , the lowdown on Denim is one to keep you interested and follows the same formula as the Horrible Histories books by Terry Deary So next time your teacher assigns you a project about Jeans or Denim , Check out Tanya Lloyd Kyi s b...

  3. Erin Reilly-Sanders says:

    This had lots of pretty interesting information, although nothing earth shattering It particularly seemed to suffer in the visual department, using only rather unattractive cartoon illustrations rather than bringing in some photographs or diagrams or primary source materials I thought the people were generally a little funny looking but distressingly didn t have much range of emotion The frames were rather busy and felt messy, like hey had been done quickly and without much care I liked the chapter on Indie labels quite a bit, since it added to the book but the sense of time gets lost could have used a timeline, as...

  4. Danielle says:

    This book was very informative, and I really enjoyed reading it I never knew that sagging pants came from convicts I loved how the author incorporated comics, pictures, and little pops of extra information, into the book This made it very enjoyable to read The Lowdown On Denim also opened up my eyes to where my jeans came from, and the possible conditions of their creation I m de...

  5. Yonina says:

    This book was exactly what i excepted Full of info on how jeans become the craze they are today.What i didn t expected was that jeans used to be illegal in certain country because they were sinful and people would go ...

  6. Amaal says:

    I liked this book but not a lot because i didn t understand some parts of the book it had some graphic pictures but it didn t really go into the page that it is on There was some interesting things about this boo...

  7. Angie says:

    This was a good history of denim and jeans I liked the quirky narrative of the detention kids it added a bit of interest throughout the story The history was very brand specific, but did contain a lot of i...

  8. Laura says:

    I thought this book was educational then fun to read book about jeans It taught me about the history of jeans and it talked about the geography of jeans too I know it is hard to believe The author chose pictures that did not make sense with the information but overal, it was an okay book.

  9. Mikayla says:

    I didn t really like the book because it was kind of hard to understand at some points and also because it was just as i thought just facts about denim Overall this book is alright i wouldn t really recommend this to people because it was pretty boring.

  10. Caitlin says:

    I WANT TO READ IT YOU IDIOTS

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