There’s no doubt about it, jeans are everywhere. From presidents to farmers, from supermodels to housewives, from cowboys to skateboarders, most everyone on the planet loves them. Ask anyone why they love denim pants and you’ll surely get a wide range of answers. For some, jeans are tough and comfortable, while others love it for their edgy and sexy appeal. Yes, we all have our own reasons why we love this piece of clothing; nevertheless, this classic symbol of the American West is now a fashion staple all over the world.
From Working Class Hero to Fashion Phenom
It was in 1873 when business partners Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis had THE light bulb moment. The partners first thought of jeans when a customer ordered for a pair of pants that could withstand hard work. It just so happens that Davis was a tailor and Strauss had a tough fabric called “Serge de Nîmes” ( or denim) he brought home from a trip in Europe. With Strauss material, Davis fashioned a pair of pants with rivets to ensure durability, thus jeans were born.
Because of their durability, denim pants were originally for mine laborers, farm workers, and cowboys. It wasn’t until the 1950’s when denim pants got the recognition it deserves. And it owes its phenomenal popularity to Hollywood hunks Marlon Brando and James Dean when they wore them in their films. At first, the society didn’t want to accept this new fashion phenomenon, especially in conservative communities. That’s because jeans were seen as a symbol of youth rebellion. However, by 60’s and 70’s, as communities began to loosen up a bit, denim pants were finally accepted as part of every day fashion.
From then on, denim pants popularity skyrocketed as it became a fashion staple all over the world. In fact, they became one of the most in-demand piece of clothing everywhere as people of all genders and ages wear them.
Denim Pants: Various Ways to Wear Them
Today, most everyone owns jeans. In fact, most of us own quite a few pair of them—from different colors, different cuts, to different designs. For women’s jeans alone, there are a gazzilion ways to fashionably wear them. Here are some styles you might want to try:
As they say, there are many ways to skin a cat. Well it’s the same with jeans. With a bit of creativity and love for fashion, you can definitely create your own look. That’s what a good pair of jeans can do for you.
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