First things first ! Denim was invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss (founder of Levi’s) in 1873.
Why is denim called Denim? The name “denim” derives from French serge de Nîmes, meaning ‘serge from Nîmes’, although “jean” formerly denoted a different heavier cotton-wool fabric.
What is the difference between jeans and denim? Denim is Fabric whereas Jeans is a pair of trousers which is made of denim cloth. Denim is also used to make shirts and skirts, jackets, etc.
Denim will shrink more when washed in hot water and when put in a hot dryer. Or to keep it from shrinkage just wash in cooler temperatures and either hang to dry or use low heat.
Jeans are dyed with indigo, making them blue, Jeans that have not been dyed with indigo are called ecru jeans also, they are more difficult to find.
The oldest pair of jeans to be discovered was found in 1998, they were 115 years old.
The small pocket in the larger pocket of your jeans was basically designed for a pocket watch but now used to put coins too.
In 2001, George W. Bush decided that staff in the Oval Office were not allowed to wear jeans anymore.
While denim is traditionally blue, there are now many other colors available, including black, red, and green. All these colors are achieved with artificial dyes. Making denim trousers, jeans, skirts, etc in different colors.
In 1951, popular singer Bing Crosby was refused a hotel room as he was wearing jeans. In response to this, Levi’s designed a denim jacket especially for him. You didn’t know this, did you?
One of the most common features of Levi’s jeans is orange stitching, which is sometimes seen on their jeans. This was first used to match the copper rivets which were first used on jeans.
Soldiers during World War II would wear jeans when off duty, as they were comfortable and casual and allowed them to worry less about getting dirty.
Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha is the company that makes 90% of the world’s zippers for jeans.
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