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dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, Lois Maddenen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T21:03:00Zen
dc.date.available2017-01-30T21:03:00Zen
dc.date.issued1960en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/74548en
dc.description.abstractThe sample was composed of 111 teen-age boys and one parent of each boy from the Blacksburg, Virginia area. Data were collected in the spring of 1960 and have been tabulated, summarized and analyzed. Boys' clothing was evaluated according to likes and dislikes for style, color and comfort. The size, content and cost of an average teen-age boy's wardrobe was ascertained. The cost ranged from $157.20 to $518.00, with an average total cost of $175.00. A large percentage of the family income was spent on teen-age boy's clothing in all age groups. Most of the buying of the boys clothing was done by the boy and his mother together. Only a small percentage of the mothers in this study indicated that any clothing was made at home. A high percentage of the mothers were influenced by brand names when purchasing undergarments, shirts, shoes, and jeans and slacks. Many mothers encountered difficulties when buying ready-made clothing in the specific areas of workmanship and growth allowance. Those who reported owning formal wear were in the older age group. The younger group rented or borrowed formal wear when it was needed. This study indicated that much more consumer buymanship training was needed.en
dc.format.extent38, xii leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Instituteen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 26595797en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1960.B353en
dc.subject.lcshTeenage boys' clothing -- Virginia -- Blacksburgen
dc.titleClothing problems of the teen-age boyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentClothing and Textilesen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Instituteen
thesis.degree.disciplineClothing and Textilesen
dc.contributor.committeememberHarper, Laura Janeen
dc.contributor.committeememberKramer, Clyde Youngen
dc.contributor.committeememberBowman, Raymond P. G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCrawford, Lucyen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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