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Get Ted Polhemus’s book Boom! for free for a limited time

Fashion thinker extraordinaire Ted Polhmeus, dear friend of Worn Through, has authored a new book called Boom! A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-2022 Tove did a thorough review praising the book recently which you can check out here. You can also read my recent interview with Ted. Ted is running a promotion where you can get the book on Kindle for free on Thursday Dec 6 …

Get Ted Polhemus’s book for free!

Fashion thinker extraordinaire Ted Polhmeus, dear friend of Worn Through, has authored a new book called Boom! A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-2022 Tove did a thorough review praising the book recently which you can check out here. You can also read my recent interview with Ted. Ted is running a promotion where you can get the book on Kindle for free on Thursday Dec 6 …

Editor’s Interview: Ted Polhemus

Anthropologist, writer, photographer, lecturer and consultant, Ted Polhemus has been using popular culture as a window on the world for 30+ years. His work has made a huge impact on my career path, as I found his books in late high school/early college and yellowed those pages through endless re-readings. I did not have many mentors initially to figure out how to develop scholarship on …

1990s Club Kids Revisited

James St. James and Michael Alig On World of Wonder they’ve been reliving the Club Kids days of the late 80s and 90s in NYC with some fabulous videos. Infamous and still-thriving club kid James St. James posted the Phil Donahue episode where the Kids were (unusually) in full bloom for daylight and daytime viewers. This is how many of us in the Midwest and other places around the …

Book Review: Boom! A Baby Boomer Memoir

Boom! A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-2022 by Ted Polhemus Lulu.com (January 2012) An anthropologist by degree, Ted Polhemus has written numerous books on style and/or subculture including Streetstyle (2010), Style Surfing: What to Wear in the 3rd Millennium (1996), The Body As a Medium of Expression (1975), Social Aspects of the Human Body (1978), among other gems (see Monica’s recent illuminating interview with Ted). Boom! does …

Fashion Innovator Attacked, What it Means to Us?

Today’s CFP for a subcultures conference reminds me that I wanted to briefly comment on the recent physical attack on Philip Sallon, famed London style innovator, expanding minds from the 70’s thru today on what is fashion, style, costume, and humor. He is certainly someone that would be a perfect candidate for Lisa’s (and my) column Anarchists of Fashion. Witnesses to the attack seem to …

Book Review: Luella’s Guide to English Style

It has been nearly six years since I moved to London from New York City, and despite close involvement the realms of fashion here in the UK, I still am bemused by many aspects of British style. I find myself wondering how layering of disparate garments became an English style trope, or why so many conservative-looking businessmen wear pink shirts and ties? Luella’s Guide to …

Stray Cats Style

So this past weekend we were lucky enough to snag tickets to Brian Setzer’s 50th b’day party which was held here in Minneapolis. The other two members of the Stray Cats flew in and together they played an almost two hour set–which was a real treat. It was a bit of a rock-a-billy fashion show, with pompadours greased perfectly, but surprisingly not as many well …

FIT Subculture Symposium Recap Pt. I

This was a real highlight of a conference. Each year F.I.T. puts a symposium on, and while I’ve wanted to go before, I’ve never felt driven to spend the travel dough until now for this subculturally themed event. And I am so glad I did. It’s at the expense of attending two conferences (PCA and CSA) which I have team papers in this spring, but …

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