Everyday clothes of the everyday American consumer of the early 1980s are shown here Hundreds of pictures portray clothing from the early days of the Preppie era Dress for success argyles, puffy sleeved sweaters, jacket dresses, and corduroy suits helped build corporate culture Explore the suggestive lingerie, slinky sleeveless dresses, and tight jeans women wore on the town, while their men showed up for the disco dance looking ready for a safari or a rodeo Men and women donned sweatsuits to run and play tennis, and inadvertently found a new uniform of comfort This book is an indispensable resource for fashion historians and an excellent guide for pioneering collectors who want to get a head start on collecting the fashions of the late, great 20th century....
|Title||:||Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Early 1980s (A Schiffer Book for Collectors & Designers)|
|Publisher||:||Schiffer Publishing Ltd June 1, 1999|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
|File Size||:||798 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Early 1980s (A Schiffer Book for Collectors & Designers) Reviews
If you are looking for a good visual reference books on early 1980s fashions this book is "totally NOT" it, dude! Most of the photos are from nearly an entire decade earlier; the photo credits on the second page even state that they came from Sears Roebuck catalogs circa 1974-1976. Now, Sears has never been known as a bastion of cutting edge fashion, however, although there's always a transitional period from the last decade to the start of every decade, the four year difference between 1976 and 1980 is stretching it like spandex! I doubt even Sears would continue to sell/feature the same things in its 1980 catalog that it previously had in its 1976 one! Photos are deceptively labeled as from 1983 catalogs when the credit states they're from 1974 catalogs. Since this is a Schiffer publication, it also gives rough approximate values for items as "collectibles," thus, the mis-dating, or deliberate deception, is even more egregious, as those who don't remember the 1980s, or who weren't born yet, aren't receiving an accurate reflection of 1980s items and prices for them. I can't imagine Sears catalogs from the early 1980s don't exist, so there's no accounting for mid-1970s photos being passed off as early 1980s ones.
Again this is a good book to have its good for designer looking for research of past styles check it out I will buy from this seller again. you should have this in your collection.
i love this compilation