Niall Ferguson TV - Yves Saint-Laurent - Jennifer Garner - The Office US TV -
That mass consumerism and standardisation could somehow be reconciled with rampant individualism was one of the smartest tricks pulled ever pulled by Western civilisation. Niall Ferguson, Civilisation: Is the West History? V Consumerism, BBC 2011
The Denim Curtain ... Why was it that Russians couldn’t make jeans? ibid.
The West’s ugly sister. Ugly and dumb. Because somehow the communist block failed to grasp the appeal of an item of clothing that could easily have come to symbolise the virtues of the hard-working proletariat. ibid.
Dressed in their jeans the baby boomers challenged the authority of their parents and their rulers. ibid.
The Czechs called jeans Texas-skis – Texan trousers. ibid.
The demands for Levis soared. ibid.
I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes. Yves Saint-Laurent
Can we just stop pretending that skinny jeans are a good look on anyone? Can we just band together and go for a boot cut, please? Ladies? Jennifer Garner
He [Michael] loves the way he looks in those jeans. I know that’s why he’s started casual Fridays. The Office US s2e7: The Client, Pam, NBC 2005