Who doesn't know them and who doesn't wear them? They are an icon of the 20th century: JEANS!
The first models of jeans were created in Europe in the nineteenth century, but the version we know now created in 1873. Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in San Francisco, which was a small town affected by gold rush. Gold prospectors needed durable clothes that were cheap and comfortable and therefore easy to manufacture. Davis and Strauss's innovative idea was to strengthen the seams and pockets with copper rivets. Interestingly, the first denim pants were not fastened with buttons but tied to the belt. The highest quality model was given the number 501 and they quickly became the working clothes of woodcutters, farmers and above all cowboys. However, the 'workers' history of jeans is just a prelude to their great career.
In the 1950s, jeans were worn by rebellious American teenagers, and this of course was influenced by the stars of the big screen: Marilyn Monroe (in jeans she starred in the film "On the Edge") and James Dean (in "Rebel Without a Cause"). At that time, denim shirts and other accessories appeared. That's when 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 have been everything: pants, shirt, jacket, shoes, handbag and hair band. Do you still remember it from American series? Until the hair bristles! And next? Styles and colors continued to change. They came back and went to the bottom of the wardrobe, bells, tubes, wiped, with holes, with necklaces, marbles ...
In Poland, jeans appeared in the 1950s. You could get them only in exclusive Peweks stores or in lumpex stores where you could buy clothing from demobiles. They cost several monthly salaries then and next to PepsiCola they were the product most desired by young people. As in the US, denim pants were popularized by young stage and movie stars.
However, denim is not just pants and shirts. Denim has also spread to extras. To this day you can meet people wearing a denim total look on the streets. This is a trend from a few seasons ago but this year denim reigns as an accessory worn on legs! How about jeans shoes?
Denim shoes (or denim-like fabric shoes) could easily give stylization a bit of nonchalance or give it a casual look. Putting denim ballerinas to the skirt will make us look less formal and denim sneakers for colorful pants will work great in all summer and weekend stylizations. Here they have something in mind? :)