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30 interesting facts about jeans

One can confidently say that most of us have at least one pair of jeans. And what do you know about this clothing and about denim as a whole?

30 interesting facts about jeans 30 interesting facts about jeans

  1. It is believed that denim fabric first appeared in Genoa back in 1500. It was intended for tailoring clothing for Italian sailors.
  2. Although the Italians were the first to produce this fabric, the material itself comes from a French city called Nîmes. “De Nimes,” which means “from Nyima,” hence the name “denim.”
  3. The word “jeans” comes from the word “Genes” – so the French call Genoa.
  4. Denim exists more than one hundred years, but in the 1960s people began to perceive jeans pants as a symbol of rebellion and protest. In many institutions, the entrance to jeans was banned.
  5. Levi Strauss popularized denim fabric in the 1870s. He made clothes for miners and other representatives of the working class, since the material itself was inexpensive.
  6.  From one bales of cotton you can make 225 pairs of jeans.
  7. We are accustomed to the classic blue jeans, but this color gives dyes. In addition, the blue perfectly masks any dirt, since the clothes were still intended for workers.
  8. An average American has 7 pairs of jeans.
  9. In the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s were popular baggy or shortened jeans. Now people prefer to wear jeans-skinny. They are made by combining denim with elastene, which makes the material more “viscous.”
  10. Levi Strauss, the creator of the famous Levi’s brand, never wore his jeans. He was a rich businessman, and jeans were made for poor people.
  11. Jeans were not called “jeans” until the 1950s – before that they were more often called “overalls.”
  12.  In 1936, for the first time, a label was attached to the jeans. It was a red flag next to the back pocket of a Levi’s pair.
  13.  Annually, about 7.5 billion feet of denim fabric is produced (1 foot = 30 cm).
  14. Now there is a huge number of models of jeans. Manufacturers experiment with the sizes of pockets, length of pants, planting and style.
  15. A lot of jeans wear is made in the countries of the third world, although it is mostly worn by people in the Western world.
  16. May 20 is considered the birthday of blue jeans – the day when Livai Strauss patented his idea.
  17. Jeans feature in famous songs: Lana Del Rey and Blue Jeans (2012) or Neil Diamond and Forever in Blue Jeans (1979).
  18. Torn jeans are one of the most fashionable trends of the early 21st century. On YouTube, there are instructions on how to properly tear your jeans at home.
  19. Annually in America it is sold about 450 million pairs of jeans.
  20. If you ever wondered why the underside of jean clothing is white, it’s because only the front side is painted with paint.
  21. Some people do not like torn jeans, but they, nevertheless, want the effect of wear and shabby. The Calvin Klein brand also sells these jeans. To achieve the effect of worn, different methods are used, including the processing of denim stones.
  22. Until the 20th century, manufacturers imported indigo dye to color denim from India. Then artificial dyes were created, so imported indigo has lost its relevance.
  23. The oldest pair of jeans was found in 1998 in an old mine. According to the date, jeans “hit” 115 years.
  24. A small pocket in a large jeans pocket was originally designed for pocket watches.
  25. In 2001, George W. Bush decided to forbid the employees of the Oval Office to wear jeans.
  26. Although jeans fabric is traditionally blue, it is now painted black, red and green with artificial colors.
  27. In 1951, singer Bing Crosby was denied a hotel room, because he was wearing jeans. In response, Levi’s released a jeans jacket specifically for the singer.
  28. One of the common “chips” of Levi’s jeans is the flashing of orange threads. Such firmware began to be made in tone to copper rivets on jeans.
  29. Soldiers during the Second World War wore jeans on leave because they were comfortable and dirt was not visible on them.
  30. Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha is a company that produces 90% of zippers for jeans. Initials YKK can often be seen on zippers.

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