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All about Jeans

All about Jeans

  • Blue jeans. Story
  • Jeans born in Italy
  • Jeans rivets
  • Jeans in the world
  • Jeans types
  • Trendy jeans
  • Jeans fetishism
  • Lowrise jeans
  • Ripped jeans
  • Jeans Zipper
  • Indigo Jeans
  • Jeans for a girl
  • Fashion companies
  • Non-repeat jeans
  • How to buy jeans
  • Fake jeans
  • How to try on jeans
  • Jeans styles
  • Jeans color
  • Washing jeans
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    Blue jeans. Story

    Blue jeans have been an important piece of clothing for several decades. The key to jeans is that they can successfully be clothes for workers, and beautify the most beautiful model or movie star. The cotton fabric material was still in use during the eighteenth century, largely due to the successful trade and abundant cotton production. A cotton cloth was worn for a very long time. Jeans were already fine clothes for physical work, because they were worn for a long time and were rarely torn.

    Levi Strauss In the 19th century, one of the most famous jeans manufacturers in the world appeared, Levi Strauss. Gold miners during the gold rush, wanted to wear such clothes that would be strong enough to withstand the physical requirements of the mining industry. Levi Strauss began wholesale trade, literally dressed gold prospectors in 1853.

    But the jeans became a symbol of culture only in the twentieth century. The 1930s brought in Western movies of an American cowboy who wore blue jeans. It also brought jeans to popularity. The 1950s fueled the desirability of jeans even more, as they became synonymous with teenage rebellion in movies and television. The 1960s saw the individualization of blue jeans as people began experimenting with different styles and decorations, such as patches, embroidery, and wild flowers.

    Blue jeans reached their zenith in the 1980s when the world's leading clothing manufacturers turned their attention to them. Not only were blue jeans glamorous, created in new styles, marked by emblems of designers and couturiers, but they also remained the main fashion for fashion models and movie stars. The popularity of blue jeans soared.

    The peak of the popularity of blue jeans began to decline in the 90s, as the demand for more traditional styles decreased. This happened because the children did not want to wear the “jeans of their parents” and were in search of other fabrics and styles to make their own fashion.

    Currently, jeans have a lot of colors and styles, but it is possible that the fashion for classic blue jeans will come back.

    Jeans born in Italy

    The earliest known predecessor for jeans is an Indian export thick cotton fabric, in the 16th century, known as dangeri.

    Jeans were first created in Genoa, Italy, when there was an independent republic and naval power in the city. The first jeans were made for the Genoese Fleet, because it required versatile trousers for its sailors, which could be as naked as wet or dry, and whose legs could easily roll up so as not to wear, on the deck. These jeans could be washed in large nets behind the ship, and sea water would bleach them.

    Jeans rivets

    In the 1850s, Levi Strauss, a Bavarian haberdashery who lives in San Francisco, sold blue jeans called "Levi" to California gold miners and miners. One of Levi's clients was Jacob Davis, a tailor who often bought cloth bales at the Levi Strauss and Co. wholesale house. One of the clients of Jacob Davis had an idea to make copper rivets on jeans to strengthen the places where jeans are torn and diverge along the seam most often. Jacob did not have the necessary money to buy a patent and wrote to Levy, offering to do a joint business on rivets.
    After Strauss accepted Davis's offer, on May 20, 1873, the two merchants received patent # 139,121 for "Enhancement of Pocket Discoveries", from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and blue jeans, as we know them today, were born .

    Copper rivets to strengthen the pockets - a feature of blue jeans.

    Jeans in the world

    Outside the United States, especially in Russian popular culture, blue jeans were fashionable expensive clothes, symbolizing American culture and a good life. Being an imported American product, especially in the case of the Soviet Union, which restricted solid imports of currency, jeans were somewhat expensive. In Spain, they are known as "shepherds" or "cowboys" and in Chinese, jeans are known as niuzaiku, literally, "cowboy pants", indicating their association with the American West, the culture of the cowboy, and working outdoors.

    Jeans types

    Kinds of jeans are determined by the current styles, gender, and manufacturer. Here are some of the main types of jeans:

    Ankle (Ankle)
    Straight (Straight, pipes)
    Boot cut
    Baggy (Baggy)
    Phat pants
    Slim fit
    Boy cut or boyfriend
    Bell Bottom / Flare
    Saggy (Saggy)
    Carpenter (Carpentry)
    Classic (Classic)
    Skinny Leg (Skinny Leg)
    Wide Leg (Wide Leg)

    From denim also make:


    Trendy jeans

    Trendy jeans are jeans that have been made as a fashion and a status symbol. The Nakash brothers (Joe, Ralph and Avi Nakash) are generally credited with starting the trend when they started their Jordache line of jeans in 1978. Fashionable jeans are made into jeans for women and men, are of all available sizes, and are often sold worn and skinny. The emblems and logos of designer fashion jeans are usually sewn on the back pockets and on the right front pocket for small coins.

    The most curious thing in fashionable jeans is that, as a rule, they set the fashion in a woman’s jeans. And only then the fashionable style of jeans is adopted by men. It's funny, but the flared trousers were worn by women for the first time. Fashionable labels are guided by it. For example, Jordache initially sold products only to women, but soon began to create jeans for men, the style of which completely copied the style of women's jeans. Lately, men's jeans fashion has been staying somewhat on baggy jeans. Most denim companies do not plan anything revolutionary in men's denim clothing.
    For several years after the launch of Jordache, dozens of other brands were on the market. Among them: Sergio Valente,
    Sasson, Gloria Vanderbilt, Schick, Calvin Klein and others.

    Colorful, thought-provoking advertisements promoted many of the brands. The first commercials Jordache, with their phrase “You Have a Look,” the campaign, were rejected by the networks as "obscene, they were broadcast only by independent television stations in New York. Other unforgettable television advertising campaigns advertised Gloria Vanderbilt advertising her jeans as" million dollar views. "

    In the late 1980s, trendy jeans from various couturiers lost popularity. In the early 2000s, they began to return to fashion with stamps such as Evisu, Aristocratic Cotton Fabric, True Religion, Scala and the Republic, Citizens of Mankind and others worth over two hundred dollars. Some of the old brands, namely Jordache, Sergio Valente, and Calvin Klein, also return to the denim designs that made them popular.

    Jeans fetishism

    Jeans fetishism is a sexy fetish, touching jeans or cotton fabric, especially worn by women, but also by men. There are lots of jeans fetish sites, mostly sexy in nature.

    Jeans fetishism is:

    ripped jeans
    jeans worn during sex
    denim shorts
    cotton jacket
    wet jeans
    Be barefoot in jeans

    Jeans were associated with sex immediately when women began to wear them. The reason for the fetishism of jeans could be from the accuracy and sexuality of jeans worn on women. Jeans could accentuate certain parts of the female form that are believed to be sexy, including hips, crotch, buttocks, and legs. Being barefoot, wearing jeans - this sensuality, which strengthens the association with sex. This may also apply to men wearing jeans.

    Brands that are often associated with sexuality:

    Abercrombie & Fitch
    Bongo jeans
    Calvin klein
    Miss sixty
    Seven for all mankind

    Low-rise jeans

    Low-rise jeans - jeans that sit on the pope hips. They are also called low jeans, hipsters, hip-huggers and lowriders. Wearing both men and women, low-rise jeans are deliberately cut lower at the waist, thus closing the smaller body on the stomach and behind. Usually they sit at least three inches lower than the navel. Low jeans have existed since the 1960s, but their popularity has returned again after 2000. Especially among girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 25. Although its popularity has also increased among women and men of other ages.

    Currently, low-rise jeans are available in many styles, and although hipsters are usually the most popular, they also exist in loose, baggy, and ragged styles. Due to the popularity of low jeans, manufacturers also began to make low styles for other types of pants.

    One of the effects of low jeans is not only showing a larger amount of skin on the stomach, but also (partially or completely) opening the buttocks, sitting down or leaning. In many cases, the gap between the buttocks becomes visible.

    Women and men often wear low-rise jeans in fashion, and showing the gap between the buttocks and underwear is just an additional “effect”, although it also had an impact on fashion. Learning that their underwear is always no longer hidden in their pants, more women choose good underwear to match their low jeans, the same goes for men with a choice of shorts.

    In 2003, Dr. Malvinder S. Parmer indicated that wearing tight, low-rise jeans puts pressure on the sensory nerve, which can cause pain. The problem with previously investigated patients was solved when they avoided wearing tight low-rise jeans after 4-6 weeks.

    Ripped jeans

    Ripped jeans - most jeans popular with teenagers. Torn places are made with sandpaper. To speed up the creation of ragged places, you can also use a knife or blade. After the "operation" jeans must be washed.

    Jeans Zipper

    The zipper on jeans (invented in 1893 by the American Litcom Jadson) was a system of miniature hooks and eyelets. Swede Gideon Sundbek improved it in 1913. After it, it turned into a system of metal teeth, which were intertwined with each other through a moving clamp. In denim production first used by the company "Lee" in 1926.

    Indigo Jeans

    Indigo - dark blue paint, traditionally used in the manufacture of denim. They say about her "alive", meaning that in the process of wearing it fades and wipes. Indigo was used to dye wool four thousand years ago. It was obtained from an indigofer plant that grows in India and China. In 1878, the German chemist Adolf von Beyer invented the synthetic indigo dye, which soon replaced the natural one, as it was cleaner and more stable.

    Every woman has her jeans

    Jeans for tall women
    Vysky women are suited with light long and long jeans with a low waist, extended downwards, perhaps with straight wide or tucked trousers, loose models and banana jeans. It is better to abandon shortened models, as well as models with narrowed leg trousers and fashionable straight but narrow cigarettes. When you buy, always pay attention to the growth designation on the label: you need to take jeans with a designation for high or extra length. You can stop the choice on models with a raw bottom, which will allow the house to adjust the length of the pants at its own discretion. Jeans for low women
    First of all, you need to abandon jeans with trendy tucked trouser legs, light shades, tight-fitting stretch fabric types, stretch-length models, and narrowed down models, since they all visually shorten legs and reduce growth. But you can use those same cigarettes with straight, straight leg trousers, as well as dark jeans, the length of which reaches the upper part of the shoe, slightly cropped jeans and jeans, the length of which reaches the beginning of the heel. Under the last you can wear shoes with heels that will not be evident, and thus imperceptibly add a couple of centimeters in height. You also should not get too free models in which you will drown, as well as too tight ones, as the latter will attract attention to a small increase. When choosing jeans, it is better to proceed from the fact that they should be in shape.

    Jeans for women with unexpressed hips and flat buttocks
    The best way for women with unexpressed hips and flat buttocks is to purchase light-fitting jeans with high or high, if you have a thin waist, low waist. On the one hand, they draw attention to the lower part of the legs, taking it away from the thighs and buttocks, and on the other hand, they add extra volume, make the figure more prominent and feminine. And of course, jeans should sit well, be exactly fit on the figure. And no folds: it will make your forms more attractive.

    Undressed Waist Jeans
    Women with an unexpressed waist, as a rule, have to buy jeans a size or even two more than necessary, due to the fact that in all respects perfectly fitting pants are tight in the waist. To remedy this situation, stop the choice not on free models, but on exactly fitted models with straight legs: as a rule, they are made narrow, so that a suitable waist size will provide you with a semi-loose, comfortable fit. Extended down trousers will visually balance the upper and lower parts of the body, and wide, straight leg legs will visually remove the waist, making it more proportional to the hips. Everything else you can try to try on men's jeans: as a rule, they are wider at the waist, but already in the hips, and it is among these models of jeans you can find exactly what you need.

    Jeans for women with wide hips
    The back pockets of jeans should be large and the buttocks as close as possible, because if the pockets are too small or too wide apart, they will visually make the hips even wider. As for the models, then you will fit loose jeans of dark colors, made of thick, coarse denim, with straight wide legs that extend straight from the hip, as well as jeans with a low waist. It must be remembered that tightly fitting models, models of stretching fabric, are light and narrowed down, with a narrow high waist and shortened visually fat. Hips will seem wider and lower than they actually are.

    Jeans for obese women
    Overweight women when buying jeans should pay attention to the fabric. You are suitable jeans from soft thin jeans that fits the body, does not bristle and holds its shape well. As a rule, overweight women prefer over loose jeans, which are large and gather in pleats along the entire length. This is wrong, because too wide trousers make obese women even more voluminous. It is better to give preference to dark jeans, slightly narrowed downwards, with not too narrow and at the same time not too wide legs, which favorably emphasize the forms, not increasing, but not hiding them, since the result of their absence is complete shapelessness, and this is even worse than moderate. fullness. And of course, do not forget about jeans with elastic waist: the right choice, promising convenience, comfort and aesthetics.

    Fashionable jeans manufacturers

    "Calvin Klein" - this couturier introduced the concept of jeans-sexy and made them black and gave a tight fit. Advantage - sit well.

    "Chaps" are real jeans from Ralph Lauren himself.

    "Diesel" - the favorite jeans of youth. Very soft and very thin, with an indispensable fly on the bolts. Scattered in places and as if slightly worn.

    "GAP" - jeans, though they look very modest, but sit perfectly. The main advantage - you can choose any style and wear on any figure.

    "LEE" - these models of jeans are on a par with "Wrangler" and "Levi'S". Original jeans differ in several ways: high-quality pockets, high-quality side and lap seams and, most importantly, the quality of the fabric itself.

    "Levi Strauss & Co" - if jeans are real, they are usually sold with a silver label. They can be both with wide trousers, and with quite narrow. The most popular 501st model appeared in 1837. And the most "pre-worn" 505th - became running in the early 60s, when working (jeans) clothing once and for all became fashionable.

    "Moschino" - jeans for those who know how much. Jeans and comfortable and stylish.

    "Mustang" - since 1980, the only German jeans, successfully competing in the local market with American brands "Levi'S" and "Wrangler".

    Today "Mustang" jeans are among the favorites of denim fashion.

    "Trussardi" - a solid brand for stylish. Slightly cramped in step, pretty tight in the groin and pulled in the hips. But durable.

    "Versace" - sleek, shiny and tight jeans from the most famous fashion designer. You won't put anything extra in your pocket. They are very young girls, but not guys of strong build.

    "Wrangler" - sit like a glove. Even after washing look like new. Classic in the good sense of the word. The most original colors - from dark purple to pale blue and coffee.

    How to make jeans unique

    1. rivets
    Buy in the store rivets. Modern rivets do not need to hammer with a hammer - they have petals on one side. Punching riveted matter, bend the petals. If the fabric is very thick, you can pre-make a small hole. Rivets look good on pockets and side seams. It is also possible to portray any picture or word.
    2. Patches
    You can search at home or buy in a store selling cloth, pieces of cloth of any shape, color, pattern, texture. You can cut out some shape from them or even make a collage. Just take a thread with a needle and sew these pieces in the attractive place on the jeans.
    3. Bleaching
    You can whiten jeans using either bleach or baking soda. Just add bleach when washing. You can tie the jeans in a knot or drag them in some places with ropes, then after washing you get interesting divorces. As an option, you can bleach your jeans with a bleach, and after a few hours of waiting, they will become spotty.
    4. Artificial dirt
    Fill a bucket with four liters of hot water and add about 100 grams of tea, let it brew. Dip jeans or part of them in a bucket, and leave them for two or three days. If you do not load the jeans completely, the color will rise slightly. After dyeing, remove the jeans from the water and dry them. Refill the bucket with water, add the acetic essences and immerse the jeans in the solution for at least one day to fix the color. The holes in the jeans look very erotic
    5. Holes
    Just take a sharp knife and cut holes in your jeans. Keep in mind that when walking they will open up different parts of the body, which can be very sexy and give an unpredictable reaction of others.
    6. Jewelry
    Buy rhinestones, glass beads, beads, glitter, buttons or something similar in a haberdashery shop. You can decorate your jeans according to your taste. There is a huge scope for fantasy - you can even make ornaments or drawings.
    7. Folds
    Wash your jeans and let them dry a little. Then sprinkle a little starch on top of wet jeans (you can buy it at the grocery store) and then iron them with a not very hot iron. You can make folds under the pockets or any other to your taste. Folds should hold up to the next wash.
    8. Drawings
    To make drawings on jeans, you can use ink, wax crayons, nitro-painting, felt-tip pens and ballpoint pens. Bright colors will always look good, be it a flag, a cherry or a flower.
    9. Inscriptions
    Use felt-tip pens or ballpoint pens to draw small inscriptions on the jeans, the name of the musical group, hearts, or funny drawings.
    10. Belt on the rings
    Remove the loops from the belt, you can make it uneven. Buy 10 metal rings and attach them to jeans, approximately one centimeter from the top of the belt, grabbing them with threads from the top and bottom. After that, you can skip a thin strap or leather band behind them.
    11. Colored shapes
    Take a piece of paper and cut out a heart, a star or another shape. Put the resulting piece on the jeans and spray a fabric dye spray or a colored hair spray on top of it.
    12. Embroidery
    Buy some floss. Draw some image on jeans with a small piece of chalk or soap, and then take the thread and make embroidery over the picture.
    13. Fringe
    Take the scissors and cut the trousers from the legs, from the bottom up to the side of the knee. The narrower the ribbons, the more interesting the fringe looks.
    14. Scuffing
    Put the jeans on the table or something solid and fasten them. Take the sandpaper and lightly rub it on the leg. In these places, jeans will quickly become brighter and acquire a well-worn look.
    15. Stitched seams
    Partially seam the seams at the bottom of the leg and just leave them hanging. It looks especially great if the jeans inside the seam are of a different color. That the seam did not disperse further, fasten it across several stitches.
    16. Lampas
    Buy about three meters of braid and sew it to your jeans along the outer side seam. Alternatively, you can take a colored rope or floss and make stitches along the side seam.
    17. Chasing (advice courtesy of RJ)
    If you have old parental hobbies called chasing, you can use them as follows. Put a small plate inside the soaked jeans, then emboss, carefully rub with soap and work with a brush until the pattern appears. The process is time consuming, but the effect will be amazing! The main requirement is that the embossing cannot be shifted so that the drawing is not blurred.

    How to buy jeans

    Jeans are so popular and beloved by everyone that I want to give them special attention. It is impossible to imagine the wardrobe of a modern girl (women, men - anyone) without these universal pants. Jeans, in fact, can absolutely fit into any situation and decorate their owner. Unless, of course, to pick them right.
    Fortunately, those days are over when jeans were bought in reserve for many years to come. The choice of jeans in our stores is now such that it can confuse even the most experienced buyer. In some ways, this situation is probably even more complicated than the one that was long-standing when it was, and it was worn. The choice is generally not an easy thing. But we will figure it out.

    When choosing jeans it is important to choose the right ones:
    - Colour,
    - finish
    - style,
    - the size.

    When choosing a color, you must first of all be guided by your preferences. And also on where you plan to go in these jeans. If the office - it is better, probably, still choose a more stringent - dark and not grated. And if for the soul - there is freedom of choice. You just need to keep in mind that light jeans can be a little fuller, but dark ones are slim. Vertical scuffs also add length and slimness to the legs. But with scuffs, you need to be careful - see that they are of a natural look and in natural places - preferably where the jeans would rub themselves. And then the rear view can get pretty funny.
    Two sizes are usually indicated on jeans - W and L. This is respectively the width of the waist and the length of the inner seam. These sizes on jeans are indicated in inches. Inch is about 2.5 centimeters. Next is a simple recount case. Measure your size and divide by two and a half. Get your approximate jeans size.

    The color of jeans can be anything, even red, even green. But still for jeans it is exotic. Gamma classic jeans is usually distributed from dark blue to light blue tones. Another factor is the presence of different types of scuffs. It is now quite fashionable.
    When choosing a finish, which can also be the most diverse, from embroideries and rhinestones to purposely made shaggy-looking holes in different places, you need to take into account where you expect to wear these jeans. And still - watch quality. It is the finish that determines the overall quality and price of the item, and jeans are no exception.

    And finally, we went to the most important - the style of your pants. A style can disfigure a piece to the extreme, and vice versa - make a Cinderella princess. There is also a lot of styles, and it is very important to find a suitable one.
    It’s impossible to talk about all possible options, so I’ll describe only a few basic models:
    - straight
    - Flared
    - wide
    - Wide, narrowed down
    - Narrow
    - Shortened (breeches)

    Before I consider these options in detail, I want to highlight two more that can be of any of the listed types. These are stretch jeans and low waist jeans.
    Stretch jeans are jeans with an elastic thread added to the fabric. These jeans are usually softer and sit better on the figure in the sense that it fits better. And emphasize all its bends, not masking them. This must be borne in mind.
    Jeans (and in general any pants) with a low waist, I love very much and consider it sufficiently advantageous even for a not quite perfect figure - because in this case the stomach and hips are not emphasized, and they can be disguised with something long, worn from above. What, of course, should not be done is to leave them on display. The naked tummy above the low belt is only beautiful if it is absolutely flawless, flat and tanned.

    Straight jeans (the same Levi's 501) is a classic. A model that never goes out of style. They are more or less suitable for everyone. The only thing that can put them "blame" - they are boring. But if you lay the foundation of your wardrobe and choose “official” jeans, then they are, in my opinion, the most suitable option. Skinny jeans - suitable for a very good figure. They are often stretch. If the shape of the legs is not perfect, then this model should be abandoned. These jeans though extend legs, but hide little. Strange, but they can be advised to women with wide hips and slender legs - the legs will appear longer, the figure - thinner, and the hips will have to be hidden under a long sweater. I prefer to wear such jeans, tucking them in boots - with other shoes they do not look good.

    Wide jeans are an obvious camouflage option. Well hide the flaws of the legs and fullness in their upper part. Lengthen the legs. It should look like they are a big size or two. The danger is that with wide hips, the silhouette of a figure in wide jeans will resemble the bust of a hero on a massive monument.
    Wide jeans, tapered down, the so-called "bananas" - in my opinion, generally not a very good option. He does not extend his legs, and all the flaws of wide pants are present. You can choose it if there are no problems with height and length of legs, but you need to somehow balance the broad shoulders.

    Cropped jeans - breeches - also a fashionable acquisition of recent years. Lightweight summer version. The principle of style selection here is the same as that of the "big" pants, you just need to remember that the breeches visually shorten the legs. Therefore, it is good to combine them with shoes in heels.
    Jeans, flared to the bottom - perhaps the most difficult model. It combines the properties and narrow and wide trousers. Sometimes they can greatly decorate the figure, making it more slender, extending the legs and hiding their flaws, but sometimes they can visually widen the hips. This model is not advised to choose women with wide hips - this silhouette will resemble a "guitar".
    And finally. Choosing jeans is not an easy task. These are endless fittings. But, if you finally found “your” style, do not be lazy - remember, even write down this company and model number - this will greatly facilitate further searches and will be useful in life more than once, because jeans never go out of fashion.

    Jeans Size Chart

    size waist hip
    26 --- 84 --- 92
    27 --- 86 --- 94
    28 --- 88 --- 96
    29 --- 90 --- 98
    30 --- 92 --- 100
    31 --- 94 --- 102
    32 --- 96 --- 104
    33 --- 98 --- 106
    34 - 100 - 108
    35 - 102 - 110
    36 - 104 - 112
    38 - 108 - 116
    40 - 112 - 120
    42 - 116 - 122

    length height
    30 ----- 164
    31 ----- 170
    32 ----- 176
    34 ----- 185

    How not to buy fake jeans

    Fake jeans can run into not only the market. With the same probability, you can shove bullshit in a regular store, sports store and even in a boutique. You ask, where is it better to buy jeans? Better, of course, abroad. There are much less likely to buy bad jeans. In this case, it is better to combine leisure and shopping. The best goods and rest where there are no Russians. Well, if there is no such possibility, then go to the store so that you can examine and buy jeans in a relaxed atmosphere.

    On many websites of jeans shops, advice is given to pay attention to the country of the manufacturer. This is fundamentally wrong! Online stores have only one goal - to deliver the goods. And what label they will be ... Remember the catch phrase: "All smuggling is done in Odessa." With jeans, the same situation. All jeans, even the most sophisticated Japanese and American, have long been sewn in China, Thailand and other Asian countries. Well, even in Turkey. Another thing, they are sewn in a legal factory or on the dark erotic knee of an old Chinese woman.

    Forge famous brands Lee, Wrangler and Levi's. It is difficult to speak about the number of fakes: no one has yet done research on this most interesting topic. But as for tastes, Turkish manufacturers, for example, love to copy Lee, popular in the CIS countries. Therefore, it is better to exclude these brands from the number of purchases at all, if you buy jeans in Russia.

    First you need to weed out jeans for the price. Good brand jeans cost from 150 to 300 dollars.

    Now examine the invoice of the potential purchase by touch. Even ordinary cheap cotton fabric can be made similar to heavy-duty denim with the help of starch. But after washing such jeans will come to an end. Basically it is at the expense of the fabric in the manufacture of fakes savings. In appearance, jeans may be no different from the real Lee, but the fake weighs not 850 grams, as expected, but much smaller. The thin denim that goes to Turkish or Maltese (same Chinese) jeans is surprisingly cheap in the East. Notice, even experts can hardly distinguish a fake from a firm at a distance of several steps. Therefore, if you do not want to just donate your money to the seller, beware!

    Particular attention should be paid to the quality of sewing jeans. Choosing jeans, you need to pay attention to how the seams are trimmed inside. They should be well stitched so that the fabric does not crawl and not a single thread can be pulled out. Such seams are called "overlock seams" or "covering the edges of the fabric." With them, the other seams last longer. Jeans have double seams for durability. At the same time, the seams create strips on the inner and outer side of the leg, giving it slimness. Levis put double seams inside and single outside, Wranglers put double seams outside. At the same time, they made the fabric darker and the threads brighter.

    Be sure to make sure that the jeans accessories - “zippers”, rivets, buttons - before you buy them. On branded jeans put only accessories with the designation YKK (and not TIT, MKK, TLF, and the like) or their own, if any, is produced. Only the brand item on the "dog" of lightning, on the back of the rivets and buttons can clearly read the name of the company or brand. The doggy itself must have a double retainer and not crawl, even if the zipper is not fully fastened. For example: "LS & Co-SF". What it means: "Levi Strauss & Co, model San Francisco". If such notes are missing or could not be disassembled, put the jeans in place and no longer ask the seller any questions. By the way, "Levis 501" is available only with a fastener on the "bolts" - five buttons.

    How to try on jeans

    Remember that two identical pairs of jeans simply do not exist, so when you are thinking of going for a fitting in a booth, then take with yourself jeans of several sizes, including a size larger and smaller than what you wear. Do not forget that jeans have a habit of stretching in some places in the process of wearing. True, after washing, they also successfully sit down. However, remember that branded jeans can shrink a maximum of two percent after washing.

    Jeans styles

    Destroy. Fashionable direction of jeans, stylized “hippie”. Jeans crumple, rub or erase with sharp objects, which makes them wiped to holes. The edges are not hemmed, but simply chopped off.

    Second Hand. If you see a similar tag on jeans, do not rush to conclusions. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is that these jeans, like the clothes from the stores of the same name, are worn. In fact, the label "Second Hand" means only that the jeans are artificially aged. With the help of a variety of abrasive materials: sand jets, grated bricks or special powders. These jeans are not cheap. The prestige of worn jeans, apparently, went from the tradition established in the same XIX century, to transfer so comfortable to work and low-wear pants from generation to generation. By the way, even today very old jeans (30 years or more) are usually sold at auctions. And they can cost from 500 to several thousand dollars. Record price today - 125 thousand dollars.

    Sta Prest. Jeans with an "eternal" arrow were released for the first time in the 60s in Knoxville (USA). Again, polyester was added to the fabric, and then, folding the pants in half, they were “baked” using a special technology. Wash such pants as you want, the arrow will still remain in place.

    Avant-garde This style is dominated in denim fashion last 3-4 years. It is expressed in an unusual cut, silhouettes with “pribabakh” and bright finish.

    Tanks - wide, spacious jeans with a lot of pockets in the most unexpected places, such as the knee or ankle. Good for people whose profession or hobby is associated with great mobility and the need to have hands free: locksmiths, scooters, robbers and burglars ...

    Bib - and in Russian, jumpsuit. Now it is not very popular with the majority of the population. But this is a favorite type of clothing for pregnant women, as well as anyone who suffers from a lack of waist. And, of course, "biby" will suit everyone who wears "tanks".

    Denim - a rough cotton tic, from which, in fact, jeans are sewn. The material received its name from Serge de Nimes, a coarse fabric produced in the French city of Nimes. Denim is a quality twill, the hem of which is directed from the bottom left corner to the top right. Today, classic "denim" is produced in America, Greece, Japan, and Turkey.

    Classic. By default, it is considered a model from “Levi Strauss” at number 501. These are straight trousers with a fairly wide belt. With a lot of decorative metal rivets. They have 5 pockets: 2 at the back, 2 at the front and a small pocket on the back of the right front, it used to be for the watch, now it is used to carry a bargaining chip.

    Flare - were super popular in the mid 70s. Today, again in favor. However, the latest generation of flare jeans is no longer enough just to have the extension from the knee down. It would be nice to decorate this “expansion” with a slit, fringe or embroidery.

    Broken twill. This is the name of the material that is softer to the touch than traditional jeans. Outwardly, it resembles satin, but the structure is much denser.

    Carrots are almost classic jeans, but after looking more closely, you will notice that the legs in them are widened at the top and narrowed down. This silhouette was designed specifically for women, in order to emphasize the features of their figure.

    Glowing jeans. In daylight, they shine in the sun. This effect is achieved by adding polyester. On the inside, this fabric glitters more than on the outside.

    Streych - first of all liking slender women. Fit tightly figure. Especially well-received from this fabric jeans-cigarettes.

    Jeans color

    The classic color of jeans - rich blue. But at the same time, if you look closely, you can see that only the warp threads are painted, the weft threads are still white. Blue "denim", the so-called "boiled", is obtained by washing the classic blue material with the addition of chlorine or other bleaches. Indigo (from the plant of the same name) was the name of the first natural dye for jeans, it was he who gave the pants a blue color. Today jeans of the most unexpected colors are popular. Beige and pink, fuchsia and poisonous orange. Sometimes they write directly on the label how many times the fabric is dipped in paint. Usually from 6 to 16 times (Dips). Of course, the more dives, the more resistant color.

    In order for jeans to acquire light shades, they are specially boiled with pumice, in no case in bleach, as we did in Soviet times. In the process of cooking, they wipe on these stones, so on the hardest places (for example below) they are sometimes wiped and looked worn. In fact, this is one of the indicators of branded jeans, and in some jeans you can find as proof a piece of pumice or sand from it. You must remember that the more jeans are welded (the lighter they are), the less they are worn.

    Usually, the fabric of the outer side of jeans has one color, and the internal one another. Suppose with the outer (visible) side of the jeans in blue, and on the inside - white. But now the “double” color jeans have appeared: they have the same color both from the outside and from the inside. These jeans have a more saturated color.

    Washing jeans

    In general, it is better to start the first wash right away so that the fabric softens and you do not feel uncomfortable in new trousers. What would denim longer retain its texture and color, when washing, it is desirable to adhere to symbolic instructions on the label.

    If you decide to wash jeans, remember that it is better not to soak them. However, if it is necessary, in order to avoid red rust stains around rivets, do not soak jeans for more than 1 hour, and in warm water. For soaking, it is better to use soap (household), since washing powders brighten the fabric more and cause the rivets, corners and buttons to fade. Black or colored jeans can be soaked by adding a little vinegar. Before washing, the zipper on the jeans is best fastened.

    It is better to wash jeans in water with a temperature not higher than 40 ° C, and, better, manually. Do not use “super powders” with bioactive ingredients or a bleaching effect - they will cause irreparable damage to color. Apply their miraculous effect better to white linen, but not to blue, black jeans. Vinegar can be added to the water. Wash medium hard (you can choose a wardrobe with a hard pile). Having laid the jeans on a flat surface (for example, “spreading” them in the bath), soaping the brush (and not jeans!), Lightly press it. In the most polluted, you can try from the heart, but in “critical” places, rub gently - there and so the paint sheds especially intensively.

    If you are lazy. as the heroines of the novels Dontsova and Ustinova, then you can wash in the washing machine, just use the normal cycle. Before washing, fasten your jeans and turn them inside out. If the jeans with leather inserts, then after washing, treat the wet skin with glycerin, it will be smooth and elastic. All jeans always fade a little, but really good jeans will not lose color. And after two or more washes, the water will no longer be frighteningly black or blue.

    “Soaked” jeans (if you washed it by hand) should be rinsed in cool water. You can also first slightly warm, and then cold water. In this case, jeans are better not to crush. In order to squeeze jeans, it is better to call a friend for help, pick up jeans and, holding the trouser leg with your hands, drive the water down. Dry jeans preferably in the open air, but not in the sun! (SEE THE PICTURE). To dry jeans you need, gently straightening and turning inside out. Fasten jeans with clothespins for the belt, since all the metal parts are at the top, this part should dry faster. Ironing jeans is better wet and using steam, after this procedure they will become softer, more comfortable, and they will look newer and neater.