The jeans that made history

francesco By francesco, 4th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/id6hpqyw/
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The most fashion fabric, has five centuries, but it does not show. Passed through many generations and a thousand transformations, has left its mark in the evolution of the costumes and style.

The most fashion fabric, has five centuries

What is special about the Portrait of a little beggar signed by an anonymous painter of the seventeenth century? The jacket is made of the child wears a blue cloth jackets jeans reminiscent of our eighties. Garments blue serge existed from the fourteenth century, but this was the first artist to represent scenes of everyday life at the end of the seventeenth century. "Then the word "jeans"indicated the origin of the indigo corduroy from the ports of Genoa,(Italy) and "denim" was referring to a similar fabric made in Nîmes(France).

Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis

To date the official birthday of blue jeans (a term that actually comes into use a century later, in the sixties) you have to wait May 20, 1873. the day when the German merchant Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis Lithuanian patent in the U.S. cotton pants with sturdy metal rivets that they simply call "overalls. " They are large and heavy trousers covering clothing when you are at work. The overalls dress prospectors, miners, cattlemen, farmers: they cost $ 3 each, the average pay of three days of a worker, and are made of denim from 9 ounces, the weight that is used to produce the modern models spring and summer.

Every American now owns an average of 14 pairs

Every American now owns an average of 14 pairs. But in the early thirties denim is the symbol of a new generation of heroes who, because of the Great Depression, it has nothing more than a single item of clothing: denim overalls. Cowboy, vagabonds, folk singers, workers transform their dress uniform work-wear to casual dress. Not only that, thanks to the myths of the western genre as Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy perennially dressed in jeans. You are born in this period that the jackets, shirts, trousers with fringes, buttons gleaming, the stitching. And companies are beginning to explore new techniques such as sanforizing to avoid that, once washed, the clothes shrink.

Worn by Marilyn Monroe, jeans reveal a side that will be marketed later become sexy.

There is no more cross jeans head, through the centuries, adapting to trends, change with the changing society. In fact, in the fifties the item is adopted by the rebellious generation of the new bad boys who do not run more than a horse, but they speed Fast motorcycle on the outskirts of the city. From Marlon Brando to James Dean, the look of the new myths of cinema becomes the black leather jacket, white T-shirt and the inevitable jeans with the buttons (the Levi's 501 button-fly). In 1958, 90 percent of American youths wear jeans everywhere, except in church and in bed. Worn by Marilyn Monroe, jeans reveal a side that will be marketed later become sexy.

Hair films running through Central Park

While in New York young hippies of Hair films running through Central Park all wearing the same kind of torn jeans, lived, eaten, the classic five-pocket Levi's, Lee, Wrangler myths inspired by the good hero of the American West, just later born, the first fashion jeans with modern lines, sensual, innovative.

Over the Years, 80, in appropriating the great designers and denim radically change

Over the Years, 80, in appropriating the great designers and denim radically change the meaning: the pants designer becomes a distinguishing feature, while a short time before it was a basic garment for all. Just think of the 500 000 young people from Woodstock who wore the same uniform: the blue jeans. "In recent years the main sponsor of the models are: a very young Brooke Shields, for instance, makes a stir half-naked in a public celebration of Calvin Klein. While on the rocker Bruce Springsteen, loyalist Fiorucci, denim becomes a second skin.

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