Who doesn't know them and who doesn't wear them? They are an icon of the 20th century: JEANS!
The first denim models were created in Europe in the 19th century, but the version we know today was created in 1873 by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in San Francisco, which was a small town engulfed in a gold rush. Gold prospectors needed durable clothes that were cheap and comfortable, and therefore easy to manufacture. An innovative idea by Davis and Strauss was to strengthen the seams and pockets with copper rivets. Interestingly, the first denim pants were not buttoned but tied to the waist. The model of the highest quality was given the number 501 and it quickly became the workwear of woodcutters, farmers and, above all, cowboys. However, the "working-class" history of jeans is only a prelude to their great career.
In the 1950s, jeans were put on by rebellious American teenagers, and it was obviously influenced by the stars of the big screen: Marilyn Monroe (in jeans she starred in the movie "On the Edge") and James Dean (in "Rebel Without a Cause"). Then also denim shirts and other accessories appeared. It was then that jeans became a symbol of youth fashion. In the 1970s, jeans became the uniform of rebellious youth. Bells, long hair and denim bags that hippies sewed from old jeans. In the 90s, the popularity of jeans exploded! Denim could and should be anything: trousers, shirt, jacket, shoes, purse and headband. Do you remember that from American series? As much as a hair on the head! And further? The cuts and colors continued to change. They came back and went to the bottom of the wardrobe, bells, tubes, rubbeds, with holes, with sewings, marbles ...
Jeans appeared in Poland in the 1950s. You could only get them in exclusive shops - Peweks or second-hand shops where you could buy “surplus” clothes. At that time, they cost a few months' salaries and, next to Pepsi-Cola, were the product most desired by young people. Just like in the USA, denim pants were popularized by young stage and cinema stars.
However, denim is not only about pants and shirts. Denim has also spread to accessories. To this day, you can meet people dressed in total denim looks on the streets. This is a trend from a few seasons ago, but this year denim reigns supreme as an accessory worn on the legs! How about denim shoes?
Denim shoes (or shoes made of denim-like fabrics) could easily add a touch of nonchalance to the outfit or give it a casual look. Wearing denim ballerinas with a skirt will make us look less formal, and denim sneakers with colorful pants will work great in all summer and weekend stylizations. Here they are, do you already have an eye? :)