Deciphering the Stitches

A video from the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology. The curators Emma McClendon, assistant curator, and Nicole Bloomfield, conservation technologist, analyze a pair of blue pants in the collection of the museum. They make many fascinating discoveries in the process.

The exhibit, “Denim: Fashion’s Frontier” is at the Fashion & Textile History Gallery
December 1, 2015 – May 7, 2016



Harrell, Alfred. Blue Jeans. October, 1980. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed April 19, 2016.)

These blue jeans were documented as part of the Paradise Valley Folklife Collection.

Paradise Valley, Nevada

Another video this one from The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015” showing the installation of a mannequin in the exhibit. Features the drop fall front trousers, a dressier version of the denim pair from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.


5 thoughts on “Deciphering the Stitches

  1. I love the tailoring details that can be incorporated into womens wear. For instance, I like the row of side buttons at the knee on the short pants, but I might lengthen the pants and put the buttons near the ankles. And I like the lacing detail at the center back on the pants.


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