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DENIM REVIVAL March 1st at AMERICANA Classic Vintage

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At this Denim Revival, we will have the film premier of High Cotton, which is a short documentary made by Gina Holdar and Linnea Andersson-Roden, about Mount Vernon Mills denim factory in Trion, Georgia.  The factory is not only one of America’s oldest cotton mills, but also one the country’s largest producers of denim.

After the film premier, we will have a LIVE question & answer session via 

with the denim operations personnel at Mount Vernon Mills

AND

everything in the store during the event!

If you plan to come, send us an email to info@AmericanaClassicVintage.com

________________________________________________________________AMERICANA’s is your source for vintage denim.

Visit our store at Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm or our online shop where we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe!

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Denim Revival Hosted by AMERICANA

JOIN the Denim Revival Group by going to http://www.facebook.com/groups/denim.revival/

Dear Friends,
Since our arrival a short time ago to Sweden, we’ve had the fortunate opportunity to meet many of you who have a passion for denim. We have learned a lot during our discussions with you and in every instance have wished to continue the conversation.

With so many of us passionate for denim in one place, we feel that there should be a home where we can all come together on a regular basis to discuss our shared passion for the world’s most beloved fabric.

Whether it’s to learn more from each other, to show and tell about new or old vintage pieces or just to simply network with like-minded souls, we at AMERICANA Classic Vintage endeavor to weave together these exclusive evenings for all things denim.

On November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. we’re gathering together for the first time. Mats Andersson and Johan Söderlund of Indigofera will be sharing their thoughts on denim, followed by snacks and drinks from Gray’s American Stores! Plus, all our guests will receive a 20% discount off everything in the store during the event.

We hope to see you there!
Gina Holdar of AMERICANA Classic Vintage

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Vintage Inspiration for Today’s Jeans Trends

Workwear Jeans

In the ’70s, it was bell bottoms. In the ’80s, it was tight designer jeans. In the ’90s, you went from distressed grungy to dressy denim. Then, in the 2000s came the skinny-jean revolution. And throughout these decades, classic cuts and workwear jeans have been a mainstay.

But today insiders say that there is no defining denim trend. It takes different cuts of jeans to make up a person’s wardrobe today.

Boyfriend Jeans

Skinny jeans are still going strong and the high-waisted, flared-leg pant that was popular on the runway for fall is gaining popularity, while boot-cut and boyfriend jeans have already earned “classic” status.

Skinny Jeans

These days people are not committed to a single look. Casual and dressy pairs, colored jeans, as well as those with light and dark washes all make up a modern person’s wardrobe in various silhouettes.

High-Waisted Flare Jeans - Runway Look for Fall 2011

I guess you could say that we’re in the middle of the “anything goes” trend where the eras before all have equal influence. There’s a lot of democracy today when it comes to the blue jeans people are wearing.

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Top 10 List – Classic American Vintage Clothing

It’s a hard thing to decide on, but AMERICANA has put together for you a Top 10 List of items that anyone should have who wears vintage clothing, loves American vintage or is inspired by classic American style.
They are…

1. Blue Jeans

Levi's, Lee & Wrangler

 

2. Denim Jacket

Lee Storm Rider Jacket

 

3.Western Shirt

A Men's Western Shirt by Ely Cattleman

 

4. Cowboy Boots

Cowboy Boots

 

5. Flannel Shirt

Flannel Shirts

 

6. Pendleton Shirt

A Pendleton Shirt

 

7. Baseball Jacket

Vintage Baseball Jacket

 

8. Bowling Shirt

Bowling Shirt

 

9. Boy Scout or Work Shirt

Boy Scouts of America Shirts

 

10. Hawaiian Shirt

Hawaiian Shirts

 

You don’t have to be a cowboy or a rockabilly to pull off wearing one of these pieces in your wardrobe.  And adding any or all of these items to your look gives you instant rock ‘n’ roll street cred.

Learn more about this Top 10 List and more American classic clothes in AMERICANA‘s book, A-Z of Classic American Clothing.

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Blue Gold: American Jeans

If you love denim, vintage, jeans, America, or all of the above, you must see this film.

To be released in early 2011. You can learn more here.


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Blue Jeans Discovered in 17th Century Paintings


From the "Master of the Blue Jeans" Exhibition: Woman Begging With Two Children

Although many believe Levi Strauss to be the inventor of blue jeans, the word originally came from the French phrase “blue de Genes” or the blue of Genoa.  Since the Renaissance, Genoese sailors wore trousers made from denim, which eventually became white from washing and wearing in the salt water and sun. Later in the 19th century, they became popular again, as men such as Stauss used denim as a rugged material for workers’ pants.

Woman Sewing With Two Children

Recently, 17th-century paintings by a northern Italian artist, dubbed the “Master of the Blue Jeans” have been discovered and are on show at the Canesso Gallery in Paris.  According to curators, the blue tint of the fabric was painted with the exact same indigo used to dye denim.

Beggar Boy With a Piece of Pie

“The works are very attached to the detail of clothing — it was very rare for a painter to characterise the poor with such detail. And there is blue jean in every painting except one.” said curator Gerlinde Gruber, who helped to identify the anonymous artist’s works.

Peasants Dining with a Young Flute Player

Now you know that those blue jeans you’re probably wearing are one of the few items of modern clothing that has origins dating back four centuries!

Two Young Porters Playing Cards

The Barber Shop

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