This Ain’t Gonna Fly

After the Stamp Act in 1763, there was an increase in nationalism among the colonies. One aspect of this new found nationalism was the rejection and boycotting of goods from England. It was now extremely fashionable to wear home spun clothing. This clothing created unity among the colonies and promoted a new love for the new world rather than the mother country. Pictured in my image is a Barbour jacket that was made in England. This clothing item would be considered unacceptable during this time of revolution. Wearing this jacket in public back them would have been seem as an act of betrayal towards the colonies. Home spun clothing were not just fashionable but also represented patriotism and a love for America.