No Worse for Wear
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 969 , Segment 1
Episode: America's Favorite Fabric
- Apr 21, 2021 6:00 pm
- 33:16 mins
Levi Strauss historian Tracey Panek traces the history of jeans through a century and a half of American culture. We learn about the immigrant Albert Einstein’s favorite coat, the drama behind Bing Crosby's denim Canadian tuxedo, and the significance of denim to East Berliners during the Cold War. Guest: Tracey Panek, historian at Levi Strauss & Co.