Blue Jeans As A Fashion Statement

By | February 1, 2018

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A young man and woman, wearing rolled up jeans, smile while washing the car in a driveway in the 1950's. (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)

Blue jeans have been around for 200 plus years, since the late 1800s. All things considered, it seems like it should be longer. While 200 years is definitely a long time, it seems like blue jeans have been around much longer than that. Blue jeans are just one of those things that we take for granted and don’t really give much thought to; other than to decide what to wear with them.

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Prior to the 1970s, blue jeans were primarily worn as work clothes. 

The fabric is sturdy and can take a lot of punishment. Men (and women) everywhere would pull on a pair of “dungarees” to tackle yard work or some other messy job. A person would have no sooner thought of wearing blue jeans out in public then they would have to wear their pajamas.