Sunday, August 15, 2010

The ‘jean’ is still wearing the fashion

By: Tabito Rosa

If there is something that has resisted social revolutions, economic crises, world wars, something that has served men and women, rich and poor, young and adults, if there is something universal and timeless, certainly that is called ‘ jeans. ” Where does it come from?

The ‘jean’ was patented in 1873 under the license number 139,121 in the U.S. by the ingenuity of Jacob Davis and the opportunism of Levi Strauss, the first got the idea and the second money. Always remember the last in each event.

The commonly called ‘cowboy’ is composed of a very tough call cotton denim (also known as “denim”). This rustic component was used for several purposes: recias fabrics for the manufacture of tents and tarpaulins ferrous coated garments worn by farmers or miners who spent hours working in the open and in different weather conditions, helping those who entered the gold rush for American guards precious metals that could detect dangerous caves inside … even the legend that Christopher Columbus used the denim for the candles on his Ni?a, Pinta and Santa Maria, and thanks to those who managed to discover the new continent.

The fact is that one of the customers of Levi, one Jacob Davis, tired of buying fabric to mend the broken pants of their workers composed of such material, thought to be strengthened with copper rivets on a few points of particular strain (of the extemos every pocket or the top of the fly). And thus was born the structure of what we now know as’ jean ‘, not from the hands of Jacob, because he had no money to patent it but through joint investment with Levi Strauss, a businessman, who would pass into history as the true architect of the universal ‘cowboy’.

The name comes from Genoa, where they gave the ‘jean’ their first uses (genes, delivered in French that was where he started the precious cotton) and the similar name of genes and ‘Jeans’. Genoa was a naval power and the first ‘cowboys’ as we know them today were done for the navy and Genoese that needed a pair of multi-resistant and that both wet and dry.

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