The History of Jeans

levi-jeansThese days jeans (or overalls as they used to be known) are acceptable wear nearly everywhere you go. Don a pair of black ones, top with a spiffy jacket and you’re ready for a dinner date.

Home-bleached, stone-washed, acid-washed, dark-wash. Bootcut, relaxed fit, mid-rise, low-rise, hip-huggers. Five-button Levis, bell-bottoms, skinny-leg, straight-leg. New and creased, old and baggy, fashionably “distressed. We’ve run the gamut and back on styles.

I just ran across a very interesting and informative article entitled “The History of Overalls” written by Susan Jones on her blog at the Cattle Grower Network. Check it out. It’ll make you look at your closet staple in a different way.

Published in: on January 31, 2009 at 7:10 am  Comments (4)  
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  1. I’m amused by the ebb-and-flow nature of fashion. The popularity of coveralls is especially apparent. I remember the last resurgence was in the early to mid-1990s. L.L. Cool J was responsible in part for that wave. I’m not looking to bring them back on myself, though. I remember thinking they weren’t too flattering on me as a teen; to me, they’re only cute on little kids.

  2. I love the low rider jeans. They are so very comfortable for someone like me who no longer has a small waistline. We now can wear jeans to work at the law office. The times have really changed.

    Morgan Mandel

  3. I live in jeans. Rarely wear anything else. They are just so comfortable and durable.

    Helen Ginger

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