A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMER­I­CAN STYLE

Men's Style (Australia) - - Manual -

1873:

Ne­vada tai­lor Ja­cob Davis and Levi Strauss & Co. re­ceive a patent for us­ing riv­ets at points of strain in denim pants to make them stronger and more durable.

1921:

Pro baller Charles “Chuck” Tay­lor makes a few tweaks to the Con­verse All Star shoe and be­comes its spokesman.

1928:

At a Har­ley-David­son dealer on Long Is­land, New York, the first leather mo­tor­cy­cle jacket made by Irv­ing Schott goes on sale for $5.50.

1936:

Ray-ban avi­a­tors are in­vented by Bausch + Lomb as an al­ter­na­tive to gog­gles. Gen­eral Macarthur helps make ’em fa­mous.

1959:

Cary Grant shows the coun­try how a suit should fit in North by North­west.

1961:

JFK brings a top hat to his in­au­gu­ra­tion but doesn’t wear it dur­ing his speech, re­liev­ing Amer­i­can men of the obli­ga­tion to cover their heads while out­doors.

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