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By W. David Marx

ISBN-10: 0465059732

ISBN-13: 9780465059737

ISBN-10: 1531863833

ISBN-13: 9781531863838

Look heavily at any mostly “American” article of garments nowadays, and you can be stunned to work out a eastern label within. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, eastern designers have taken the vintage American look—known as ametora, or “American traditional”—and grew to become it right into a large company for corporations like Uniqlo, Kamakura Shirts, Evisu, and Kapital. This phenomenon is a part of a protracted discussion among eastern and American model; in truth, a number of the basic things and traditions of the fashionable American dresser are alive and good this day because of the stewardship of jap shoppers and model cognoscenti, who ritualized and preserved those American types in periods after they have been out of fashion of their local land.

In Ametora, cultural historian W. David Marx lines the japanese assimilation of yankee type over the last hundred and fifty years, displaying how eastern trendsetters and marketers mimicked, tailored, imported, and finally perfected American sort, dramatically reshaping not just Japan's tradition but additionally our personal within the process.

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