10 Facts About The History Of Jeans

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You probably wear them many times in your life. Jeans are now a very popular article of casual dress around the world. They come in many styles and colors. Here are some facts about Jeans.


1
The word "Jeans" came from the French phrase bleu de Gênes.

2
The word denim originated from the name of French town; Nîmes (de Nîmes).

3
For a birthday of blue jeans is considered May 20, 1873, a date when Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss and co. obtained patent for blue jeans.

4
Initially, Jeans were simply sturdy trousers worn by workers, especially in the factories and for cowboys during World War II.

5
During second world war men's jeans had the zipper down the front, whereas women's jeans had the zipper down the right side.

6
Jeans were known as "waist overalls" or just "overalls" till 1960 after that Levi Strauss changed it to its popular name of "jeans."

7
The first jeans came in two styles, indigo blue and brown cotton "duck."

8
Jeans were first colored with indigo because darker color better hides the dirt.

9
Blue jeans were banned at certain places like schools, theaters and restaurants in the '50s because they were seen as a form of rebellion against conformism.

10
A boutique in the New York East Village called "Limbo" was the first retailer to wash a new pair of jeans to get a used, worn effect. It became new fashion hit.