2012-03-18 at 17:08 #5092
Hey GWGguy! What’s the name of the book?2012-03-20 at 05:22 #5093
Hey bud, book is called, GWG: Piece by Piece, by Catherine C. Cole.
Not the only place to buy it, but: http://www.fishpond.com/Books/Gwg-Catherine-C-Cole/9780864926418
Still waiting, release delayed (3 months), but hope to have soon.2012-03-20 at 14:00 #5094
Very cool!2012-03-21 at 23:59 #5095
Yeah. Not sure if you’ve been able to check out the virtual museum site, but it has a ton of graphics, photos, videos. It was curated by the woman who wrote this book (that I’m still waiting for,(grrrr).
Even after Levi owned GWG outright, I don’t think they ever tried to sell the brand state-side. Too bad, I think it would have gained a following.
*sigh*2012-04-20 at 05:20 #5107
Got the book. whoa, 203 pages of almost 100 years of blue jean history (all GWG but many sections of GWG owned by Levi). Factory conditions over the years, stitching, buttons, patches, ads, Hoot!
Piece by piece by Catherine C. Cole. I’ve never met her, not being a shrill, but great soft-cover table top book2012-04-24 at 22:33 #5108
Congrats, GWGguy! Sounds like a great book. There are lots of books about Levi’s, but I don’t know of any that go into that level of detail with stitching, patches, etc. (I wish there was! There’s so much to know about 501s).2012-05-04 at 00:17 #5109
Thanks Throwback. With GWG you can immediately tell age by the patch. Levi are a bit trickier, but I can usually tell an iconic pair by the weight of denim, how the (leather) patch is sewn and sometimes the rise too.
Odd, I have but one pair of GWG with a leather patch – all my others are the older (and to me iconic) “red circle” silk stitch GWG patches. Wondering, what do you think of how Levi has evolved? Not to put too fine a point on it – but it’s beginning to look like Levi will put a red tab on just about any style these days!2012-05-15 at 04:06 #5114
Been talking with Daniel / Jean, never mind – says he is seriously G.W.G.
Alas, maybe got played.
Know I was followed online – that’s disturbing.
Not sure how, received an email from the author, Catherine C. Cole, who I’ve never contacted, and would never know my email address from correspondence.
Any claim of factual misrepresentation – please publish:
Thanks, no I just found you online.
From: Rob From-here [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:51 PM
To: Catherine C. Cole
Subject: Re: GWG history
Thanks Catherine. A friend who knows my abiding interest in iconic GWG’s gave me this book as a present.
Did he also give you my email address?
Book is a classic table-top!
From: Catherine C. Cole
Sent: 04/22/12 06:40 PM
Subject: GWG history
Check out my new book about GWG.
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