The Yahoo! Shine Get It Guide

Check out the new Yahoo! Shine Get It Guide – just released!

See the most searched-for jeans (I have to do this now that my fat jeans are sliding off my hips) and especially for you tall gals, THEY HAVE TALL RECOMMENDATIONS. Nothing ever fits me lengthwise, so I’ll drooling over there today.

Jeans Fun Facts

  • Denim used to be made with wool and silk
  • The purpose of jeans was for workers who desired sturdier fabric
  • May 20th is the official birthday of the blue jeans because Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patented the idea on that day
  • The average American owns 7 pairs of jeans
  • Prior to 1960, jeans were known as ‘overalls’
  • In the 1950s, jeans became a symbol of rebellion after James Dean starred in the movie Rebel Without a Cause wearing jeans

The Evolution of Jeans

  • 1930s: Cowboys wearing jeans
  • 1950s:James Dean/youth rebellions
  • 1960s: Jeans become socially acceptable
  • 1970s: Flare jeans were popular among hippies/disco events
  • 1970s/1980s: New washes and styles became popular
  • 1980s: Designers began creating sexy ads
  • 1990s: Jeans became less popular, however hip-hop introduced the baggy jean look

 

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