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IN Lifestyle ON 28 Mar, 2016
Every wardrobe is incomplete without that simple, classic denim.
Searching for a pair of jeans that just goes well with your other outfit is such an easy task. You just take a deep breath after you find one pair that's just perfect. Blue jeans are the most popular ones. But, there are many more surprising things about jeans that you need to know.
Check out 15 such shocking facts about your dear jeans.
17th-century paintings- 200 years before Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss received their patent- displayed the unmistakable blue fabric worn by the peasants.
Scrap denim is the source of about 30% of cotton Crane, which is used to make the cotton-blend paper on which money is printed. Stretchy materials like spandex in skinny jeans ruin the cotton needed for bank notes. So, an alternate source of cotton was searched.
Can you guess the initial reaction of the team on seeing the jerseys? Silence, which was soon followed by laughter.
In 2005, after the Soviet Union had collapsed, the supporters of the opposition parties rallied around denim. This followed after a makeshift flag was fashioned by one of the leaders of the group using the shirt off his back. However, ultimately the Denim Revolution failed.
Blue denim signaled youth who were rebellious, back in 1951. Around the same time, when Bing Crosby was once decked out in denim, he was denied entry into a hotel in Canada. But, he got a room eventually. After hearing the story, he was made a custom tuxedo by Levi's.
The dye fades in a different pattern, when you wash the jeans. That pattern has been used by the FBI for identifying suspects and getting a conviction.
Kojima is Japan's jeans capital. High-end blue denims designers even have a street devoted to them in Kojima. Naturally, it's known as Jeans Street. A jeans-themed bus can be taken by tourists to Jeans Street. Denim coloured blueberry ice-cream can be bought.
Prohibiting denim was his first act after he moved into the White House.
The communist system of Soviet Union was crazy about jeans. People went to extents to get a pair for themselves. The leadership made efforts to make their own pair when they were unable to kill their desire for jeans. Their quality didn't match the ones available on the black market. This completely undersold the messages that the leadership was trying to send in its promotion.
Silicosis from sandblasting the jeans was contracted by the men. The practice has been outlawed since then.
The indigo-blue Gremlin, which was built in alliance with Levi's, had denim-covered seats.
This speaks for itself.
Denims was outlawed by North Korea as a symbol of the United States.
The bears, lions and tigers of the Kamine Zoo in Japan have been allowed to claw sheets of denim and chew. Jeans were made from the denim and funds were raised for the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoo, after auctioning them off.
Even, people who want to be like the President sported jeans. Politicians have been known to connect with the masses by exploiting their power. Sporting a pair of jeans is the best way to show that you are 'a man of the people'.