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Will Jeans Ever Go Out Of Fashion?

In primary school, when children study about other countries, one of the coloring sheets they receive is often a drawing of a child of that nation dressed in the “national costume”. Being an American, I always wondered about that. Do people of Mongolia get tired of being represented as wearing those red felt skirts, just as Texans get tired of being portrayed as wearing cowboy boots? Is the national costume just another name for stereotyping? History The truth is, if there is an “American National Costume”, it would probably be blue jeans. Since the mid-1800s – a mere 100 years…