Just about everyone has a pair (or four). You can dress them up or dress them down. There’s a pair for guys, for girls, moms, dads, and even the kids. The humble denim jeans have a staying power that few other items of fashion can claim. They were first invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss way back in 1873, making them almost 150 years old and worthy of their icon status.
Trusty denims have also seen their fair share of makeovers – think mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, bootlegs, skinny jeans, straight leg, and the bell bottoms to name just a few. Interestingly, jeans are named after the city of Genoa in Italy, a place where cotton corduroy, called either jean or jeane, was manufactured. Denims started off after a customer asked Levi Strauss for pants that could withstand a hard day’s work. Copper rivets were added to the pockets and zippers to make the pants sturdier and modern jeans as we know them were created and quickly patented.
Today, jeans are both a wardrobe staple and a regular feature on designer runways from New York to Milan. In 2022 ’90s-inspired relaxed and baggy jeans are back in a big way. Also trending at the moment is the wide-leg tailored denim look. It’s a silhouette designed to bring instant sophistication to any outfit, especially in darker denim. Of course, straight-leg blue jeans never go out of style for good reason for work or leisure the straight-leg complements any ensemble. The boyish jean is a hit once more, and ripped and distressed jeans are back in the limelight but this time, paired with tailored blouses and blazers.
It’s hard to imagine a world without jeans. Unlike so other style trends jeans are not exclusive. The right pair will flatter anyone, and we can’t think of anything better. Your next perfect pair of jeans are waiting for you right here at Mall of the North!