A History Of Blue Jeans: From Miners' Wear to American Classic

Jeans had humble beginnings as tough work clothes, but their evolution and popularization over the years have made them an enduring part of the American image.



Miners, 1882
Levi's first miner's pants, worn by miners in Placer County, California, in 1882.
PHOTO: LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
Levi Strauss Portrait
Levi Strauss, king of denim.
LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
Man Wearing Overalls
Oskosh B'gosh still makes classic bib-front overalls.
OSHKOSH B'GOSH

















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