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Jeans are pants made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans” and invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873. Starting in the 1950s, jeans, originally designed for cowboys, became popular among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture. Historic brands include Levi’s, Lee, and Wrangler. Jeans come in various fits, including skinny, tapered, slim, straight, boot cut, Narrow bottom, Low waist, anti-fit and flare.

Jeans are now a very popular article of casual dress around the world. They come in many styles and colors; however, blue jeans are particularly identified with American culture, especially the American Old West.

History

Etymology

The story of jeans begins in the city of Genoa, in Italy, famous for its cottoncorduroy. Jean fabric from Genoa (at that time) was in…

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