Trendy Tuesday- The Chambray

May 7, 2013

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Jeans was first discovered in 1853 By Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis when goldminers needed pants to last them long enough to work in the mines during the goldrush.

Here’s a timeline of the evolution of Jeans:

•1930’s jeans were popular because of western and cowboy films.

•1940’s working class women wore jeans in the factories.

•1950’s teen idles such as Elvis Presley & James Dean were jean icons

•1960/1970’s anti-war protesters saw the jean as a symbol of solidarity and a medium of self expression with added designs, patches and painted messages.

•1980’s- jeans were altered into jackets, skirts and entire suits with an acid wash finish and studs.

Currently the blue jean still exists but with more wow! It has been taken to another level. The forever popular blue jean aka the “Chambray” is the the new trend for both men and women. It is becoming a wardrobe basic along side your favorite pair of jean pants and white t-shirt.

References-
•IN FASHION, 3:1
•Tortora & Eubank, 2010

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