Jeans: More than Just a Trend

Filed under Fashion Musings, May 27th, 2011 by admin

Over the past few years, a lot has changed with regards to the way people dress up. However, one thing seems to be the staple and that is the presence of jeans in ANY wardrobe.

Jeans are actually trousers that are made out of denim. Denim, on the other hand, is fabric that is made out of cotton twill textile. In denim, the weft goes through two or more warp threads, which creates the trademark ribbing found on the reverse side of the fabric.

Over the years, a lot of brand names have come out of the woodwork, first out came men’s denim jeans, before the creation of women’s jeans.

Back in the early days, denim jeans were worn my workers especially during the Second World War. At the time, the jeans of men had front zippers while those of women had side zippers. It was only during the 1960s that both gender’s jeans featured front zippers. Initially denim jeans were like bib overalls. Levi Strauss even dominated during the 1960s when the “waist overalls” were promoted rather than just saying these were “jeans”.

Earlier during the 1950s, James Dean made waves when he wore jeans in the movie Rebel Without a Cause, causing a stir as though wearing denim jeans was a sign of youth rebellion. As a result, people wearing denim jeans were banned from entering restaurants, theaters, and schools.

It was during the 1980s and 1990s that the wearing of denim jeans finally became a wardrobe staple wherein people of both genders and all ages were able to wear jeans. These days, jeans are even worn to various events – especially the ones that do not necessarily require a formal attire.

So jeans are really more than just your average Levi’s. Although Levi’s still is one of the best known brand of jeans, there is a rich history behind the wearing of jeans that make each moment wearing it something to be cherished.

16 Responses to “Jeans: More than Just a Trend”

  1. vernz says on May 27th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    yes.. so true… even I go to school I wear jeans with white top and leather belt.. talbog yung estudyante.. hhaha… was here followed na rin..

  2. Hazelicious says on May 27th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I love jeans! My favorite brand is Levi’s! My husband and I wear the same brand when it comes to jeans.

  3. PInx says on May 27th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    i love wearing jeans. and i hope to still get into my jeans after giving birth…i don’t want to shop again for new ones because i don’t fit in the old ones… :-)

  4. melandria says on May 27th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    ooh i so love jeans, i think that’s the only one that suits me well.

  5. Mirage says on May 27th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    So true! whether as pants, skirt, dress, jacket, even bags….so trendy!

  6. Mommy jes says on May 27th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    i love wearing jeans kaso nung nagkaka varicose n ko …i started wearing shorts naman :D

    ganda ng template…is this free or pinagawa mo? kanino and how much? :D

  7. mel cole says on May 27th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I like wearing denim skirt jeans when I was not preggy. But will try to get new ones after my preggy days. Nice selection you got there.

  8. Ja-Rab-Le says on May 27th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    jeans is my comfort wear. it never ran out of style.

  9. Dhadha says on May 27th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I love wearing jeans! So comfy kasi and bagay kahit sa ano. :)

  10. Olga says on May 27th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I just saw a television feature on denims. They said that jeans are the only type of clothing that never goes out of fashion. And it’s so true!

  11. Josie says on May 27th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Levi’s pa din talaga, legend na sya… :D

  12. mye says on May 27th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Jeans – i can’t live without! :)

  13. Stef says on May 27th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Durable and trendy right? We love jeans!

  14. Karen says on May 27th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I love wearing jeans too. I’m so comfortable with it than wearing dress.

  15. jared's mum says on May 27th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    i soooo love jeans, + you’d rarely see me in another item of clothing, it is comfy + is just perfect even now that i have a little kiddo. although, i have yet to own a real Levi’s. love your blog mommy rubz ;)

  16. Pink MagaLine says on May 28th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I so love jeans. I wear them all the time cos I am not comfortable showing off my legs. Boooo! Btw sis, added you in my link list. Hope you add me to yours. Happy weekend!