Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 14, 2007

Laura K. Kidd
Pages 35-60

Wave It or Wear It? The United States Flag as a Fashion Icon

As Americans’ relationship with their flag evolved over two centuries, so too did their attitudes about using it as part of their clothing. This fascinating analysis and description of the changing opinions and styles of flag-wear in the United States traces its ups and downs from the Revolutionary era to today.