Appreciating all that makes America special

Americana: Jeans

Flickr photo by bburky

They’ve come a long way from being “dungarees.” Years ago they were stiff, slow to break in, cool but not comfortable.

That was then, this is now. You can put them on right out of the store, and they fit great and feel wonderful. They’re accepted almost everywhere now, not looked down on as second-class apparel.

Two immigrants, Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss, created them way back in 1873. And they’ve become the most popular clothing product in the world. They’re what the world wants. They’re what America wears. They’re a great American thing.

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  1. I wear almost nothing but jeans in cool weather and remember back in the day when we couldn’t wear them (nor would we want to wear them) to school! wow…