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Canadian Fashion Connection – Rainbow Jeans

After Joe Owen finished his tour of duty in Vietnam, he was working for an American Jeans manufacturer and was in Toronto on business when he met future business partner Richard Brown. In 1975, the two were still in their … Continue reading

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A patchy history and the Politics of Fashion

For some reason a small selection of comic books came in the same box as a donation of books for the museum library. Unfortunately none of them were issue #1 of Superman – just some well thumbed (mostly Archie) comics … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – GWG

Anyone growing up in Canada after the war but before the 1980s designer jeans craze will remember GWG, the homegrown version of American Levi’s or Lees. The Great Western Garment company was established in Edmonton in 1911 and became the largest Canadian workwear … Continue reading

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