January 23, 2019 Jeans Diary Team 0 Comments

Our Jeans is one of the most treasured piece of garment in our wardrobe and is definitely something that defines us and our personality. Today, nothing could be more mainstream than denim, but jeans used to be the badge of the rebel, the man who broke from the traditional dress of society and rejected the old way of doing things. Know some interesting fact about jeans –

  • The oldest known pair of Levi’s jeans were found in 1997 and were 100 years old. – woo to much history in here
  • The first jeans came in two styles, indigo blue and brown cotton “duck”.
  • First name for jeans was “waist overalls” — really? I mean not even close to what we know.
  • Rivets are used on jeans to make them stronger especially on pockets. In the beginning Levi Strauss & co. placed rivets on all pockets, front and back but people complained that rivets on the back pockets scratched saddles and chairs so at first they covered them and then removed them altogether from the back pockets. — Yea not so cool to have my car’s seat scratched, I would be really pissed off.
  • The first label ever to be attached to a piece of a garment was a red flag that was sewed next to the back pocket Levi Strauss’ jeans. — You might have heard about the article where it says Levi’s just prepared to sue everyone
  • Jeans were first colored with indigo because darker color better hides the dirt. — Its obvious, it was work wear and you wont get out of work then without dust on your clothes, those days they ain’t had desk jobs and cool ACs.
  • In time when the jeans were worn by factory workers, jeans for men had zippers on the front but jeans for women had zippers on the side. — I have seen some skirts though today’s era having zippers on side, guess what fashion never goes out of fashion.
  • 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. — I think that was when they must said Eureka!!
  • 20 thousand tons of indigo are produced annually for purpose of dyeing of jeans. — Yes its right, and its also a major factor in polluting water, unless the mills like that follow recycling and environment friendly methods in making those denim fabrics.
  • Name ‘denim’ comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called serge, originally made in Nîmes, France. — Why it has to be always French? I hate it.
  • From one bale of cotton 215 to 225 pairs of jeans can be made. — Not really unless you are making them for Japanese, for us Americans it would be just right like 150 to 170.
  • Statistically, every American owns, on average, 7 pairs of blue jeans. — Yups, I know you will head to your closed to count after reading it and then smile.
  • 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. — Thanks Levi’s & Davis
  • Blue jeans were therefore banned at certain places like schools, theaters and restaurants in the ‘50s because they were seen as a form of rebellion against conformism. — Some people just took it wrong path, glad people took turn after few years.
  • Over 50% of denim is produced in Asia, specifically China, India, and Bangladesh. — And good quality Jeans comes from India.
  • To eliminate the shrinkage, most of the denim fabric is washed in water after coloring. — Not just Denim, any cotton made denim, and most popular american denim is 100% cotton denim, so Yes it is, they had to wash, else you were end up in wearing 2 size smaller jeans after few washes and hand it to your younger siblings (Cruel right?).
  • Indigo that is used for coloring of denim for jeans is a very old color which was made from plants but now is synthetically made. — One of the reason For which Britishers invaded many countries so they can get people to produce the organic Indigo from farming.
  • Stretch denim is a type of denim that is used for skinny jeans. It is not made from the pure cotton but it has an elastic component such as elastane. — I am not big fan of Lycra or stretch fabric, but I love it when I want to show off my body curves ;).
  • Only a few grams of the indigo are required for coloring of each pair of blue jeans. — and many gallons of waters too !!
  • Approximately 450 million pairs of jeans are sold in the United States every year. — This figure is bit lower then actual as it does not cover the Tailred Jeans Stores
  • Blue jeans became popular for the first time outside of the United States, thanks to American Soldiers in World War II wore jeans when they were off-duty. — God Bless America
American Soldiers in Denim Jeans, Sending Easter gift to Adolf Hitler