All-american Blue Jeans Began With Fabric Developed In France

The French town of Nimes is credited with inventing denim — “de Nimes,” get it? The word “jeans” originates from the French word for Genoa — Genes — where sailors wore denim trousers. But at the end of the day where it really happened was with Levi's making trousers for miners in San Francisco,” said Jon Patrick, who writes the blog the Selvedge Yard....

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