The U.S.A’s ethnic diversity, fed by successive waves of immigration, has given rise to a national identity that is far more mythical than historical. These myths were made popular by the American film industry, which created characters whose attire was considered indisputably American, around the world. The jazzman’s zoot suit, the ‘Marlon Brando Bad boy style’ Perfecto motorcycle jacket, the Hawaiian Aloha shirt, or Levi, Lee and Wrangler legendary jeans are just a f...

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