There’s something so summery about pairing a white shirt over classic blue jeans. Whether you go with the more tailored route with a crisp white button-up shirt over jeans or go casual with a simple white tee, the look is totally timeless.
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In the 1980s, denim jeans reached a frenzy of popularity as the demand from consumers increased by 10 percent on average every year, according to research published in the article "All in the Jeans" by James Surowiecki, Slate Magazine (December 1997).
Origin of Name
According to research done by Pascale Gorguet-Ballesteros of Musee de la Mode et du Costume in Paris, it is thought that the word "denim" comes from the French words "serge de Nimes," which was a durable twill fabric used for military uniforms and trench coats. The word means that the fabric, called serge, came from the area of Nimes, France. This classification could be an embellishment to make the fabric sound nicer since the fabric was also known to come from England. Denim could have also could have come from the word "nim," which was another sturdy fabric used at the time. The name "denim" was first used in print in 1789 by a Rhode Island newspaper.
Denim undergoes a "wash" process to give it a distinctive look. Washes essentially fade the denim or give it a different color. For example, an acid wash is a fading wash that uses sodium hypochlorite to change the color of the fabric. Stone washed jeans were originally produced by rubbing pumice on the fabric to give them a worn look, but now enzymes are used instead.
Many people think that Levi Strauss invented denim jeans. They were actually created by tailor Jacob Davis who went into business with Levi Strauss later on. In 1873, Davis and Strauss officially patented their copper riveted denim pants.
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