How did the first jeans appear
Work clothes for gold miners and miners
The appearance of jeans, we are obliged to Levi Strauss, a Jewish tailor who immigrated to America from Bavaria. During the gold rush years, a young man founded a workshop in San Francisco to make comfortable and durable pants for gold miners and miners.
The exact date of sewing the very first jeans is known - 1853. To make his pants strong, Strauss made them from canvas intended for the manufacture of tents and tents, which he brought with him to America to sell. The products were not only strong, but also did not allow dust and dirt, and were also very well washed, so the overalls loved the miners and the cowboys, and the production of “pants from Levi” began to grow very quickly.To give additional strength to products, Strauss began to lay a double line at the seams. He also came up with comfortable belt loops.
The only disadvantage of the gold diggers was considered fragile pockets, since the workers had to put heavy gold bars in them, which often caused them to tear. But this problem was solved.Companion Strauss - Jacob Davis - came up with putting metal rivets on his pockets for fastening horse harness, which still adorn all the classic models of jeans.
How did the name "jeans"
The name “pants from Levi” got thanks to the port of Genoa, from where the fabric was sent to America. The bales were stamped "Genes", and the Americans read it in English "Jeans." The name of the fabric - denim, from which jeans are made, also appeared thanks to the city of Nimes (in French "de Nimes"), where they produced the serge, which Strauss began to purchase when his canvas ended.
From the category of working clothes, jeans turned into everyday after a century after the appearance of the first pants. In the United States, this happened after the Second World War, during which they became almost military uniform and were sold exclusively to those who participated in hostilities, but this fact did not bother the hippies, for whom jeans became a kind of uniform. In the late 50s, comfortable and practical jeans appeared in Europe, and then became popular throughout the world.
After two decades, in the 70s of the twentieth century, fashion designers began to invent new lines and forms of the classic five-pocket jeans model.Thus, flared jeans, pipes and many others appeared, a huge number of fabrics were designed for sewing a wide variety of colors and shades.