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Facts About Jeans

  • Jeans Were Banned
    Did you know that back in the 1950s the wearing of blue jeans was banned in many restaurants and schools? This was due to the fact that they had been portrayed on TV as a type of rebellion, often with gangs of young men wearing them rebelling against the authorities.
  • Skinny jeans were designed for women to highlight their curves, but now more and more men are wearing them to highlight their leg muscles.
  • One of the first colours of jeans was indigo blue and despite the fact that there are many other colours and patterns available the indigo blue has remained one of the most popular colours to this day. Indigo is produced in over 20 thousand tons each year just for dying jeans.
  • Indigo blue was chosen for jeans due to the fact that the colour helps to hide dirt and stains. However today jeans are sold with rips in them, they are faded and made to look worn.
  • When the first jeans came onto the market they were called waist overalls. Eventually Levi Strauss renamed them to jeans.
  • Skinny jeans don’t necessarily have to be skin-tight. In actual fact they should not cling to you but be straight fitted and not baggy.
  • Did you know that men’s jeans had the zip at the front during the World War II era but for women the zip was located on the right side?
  • It was Americans during World War II that take credit for jeans becoming so popular and the soldiers wore them when they were not fighting.