New book – Jeans of the Old West: A History


Michael Harris’ new book, Jeans of the Old West: A History, is an extensive look into denim manufacturing from the late 1800s. With over 300 color photos and illustrations featuring patent drawings and extensive histories of the denim companies from a bygone era, the book is perfect for fashion historians and collectors alike.

A History offers invaluable insight into durable, well-crafted denim of the past, highlighting such brands as Greenbaum Brothers, Neustadter Brothers, S.R. Krouse, A.B. Elfelt & Co, Toklas, Brown, & Co., and Levi Strauss.

Pasadena Denim shop Rising Sun & Co hosted the history book’s release party. Displaying never before seen mine-found denim and San Francisco’s Julian boots, the party was a perfect pairing for a book that offers an extensive and beautiful look into the history of the denim craft.

Jeans of the Old West: A History is available for purchase online and at Rising Sun & Co’s shop.

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