Origin of blue jeans
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What are blue jeans?
Blue jeans are a type of pants traditionally made from denim (a kind of cotton fabric).
Blue jeans are commonly just called jeans. Jeans can be other colors, but they’re most commonly blue. The defining feature of most jeans is that they’re made out of some kind of denim or denim-like fabric. Most jeans have seams and pockets that are reinforced with rivets—small metal fasteners.
Blue jeans were originally worn as pants for rugged work, but they are now most commonly worn as casual attire.
Like the words pants and trousers, jeans is always used in the plural form when referring to the pants.
The word jean (without an s at the end) can be used to refer to the material and is typically used as a modifier to describe garments that are made of this material, as in jean jacket or jean shorts.
Example: I love being able to wear blue jeans to work on casual Fridays.
Where does blue jeans come from?
The first records of the term blue jeans in reference to the pants come from the mid-1800s. The first jeans were produced by tailor Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss of Levi Strauss & Co. Levi’s, as they came to be called, were originally created for and used by miners.
The word jeans is derived from the term jean fustian, in which fustian refers to a kind of fabric and jean comes from Gene, in reference to Genoa, Italy—where such fabric was known for being manufactured.
Today, jeans are made from a variety of fabrics and fabric blends, but they’re still called jeans if they resemble denim blue jeans. (Some people draw the line at jeggings—denim leggings that resemble tight-fitting jeans.)
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- blue jean (noun, adjective)
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How is blue jeans used in real life?
Blue jeans are very popular casualwear that some people also wear as rugged work pants.
taekook in blue jeans: a very important thread pic.twitter.com/re9RGEKSS0
— elysion (@kalonicev) November 18, 2020
— Laurie Salisbury (@lauriezkidz) June 7, 2016
Mandatory Teacher Breakfast: August 15 @ 6 am in EHS commons. Be in dress code and wear nice blue jeans with StuCo Views or any EHS t-shirt.
— Elkins StuCo (@elkins_stuco) August 11, 2017
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True or False?
If pants are called blue jeans, it means they are made out of 100% denim cotton.
How to use blue jeans in a sentence
Wearing pressed blue jeans, a navy suit coat and a checked shirt, Jacobs took a seat in the middle of the nearly empty room.He Tore Down Motels Where Poor Residents Lived During a Housing Crisis. City Leaders Did Nothing.|by Anjeanette Damon, photography by David Calvert, special to ProPublica|November 12, 2021|ProPublica
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yeah, the “Giant man-puppy” that is Gronkowski won't hold a sexual candle to the blue-eyed dreamboat.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
GOP leaders refused; they saw that Duke was pulling blue-collar Democrats to the party.
It denotes the person that puts on the badge, puts on the blue uniform, and goes into the streets to put their life at risk.
They looked up into the blue sky as the helicopters flew over in a lost man formation.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Mary is fair as the morning dew— Cheeks of roses and ribbons of blue!
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.
The most promising of the methods which have been devised are cryoscopy, the methylene-blue test, and the phloridzin test.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
He said no more in words, but his little blue eyes had an eloquence that left nothing to mere speech.