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The 5 Jeans Reasons

Jeans started as a true workwear garment in the mid-1800s. The American Levi’s brand is one of the most known around the world. Nowadays jeans are everywhere. They are embraced by each and everyone. And not (only) as a workwear item. Everyone looks great in jeans. And these days they’re available at each price level too. Not to speak about the many variations.

No one could imagine that a workwear style would grow into such a popular fashion icon that stand the test of time. Some say that jeans are a ‘living design’ as they ‘move’ constantly. No matter the trends. Jeans is always the backbone for many people’s outfit each and every day.

But, what makes jeans so special? Why are they embraced by everyone around the globe? Let’s highlight 5 reasons you need to know!

1. Durability

Jeans started as a workwear garment back in the day as miners needed sturdy work pants. The durability is one of the most significant elements of jeans. Most jeans are made from sturdy denim fabrics, which are woven in a way that makes them resistant to wear and tear. This makes that jeans last for a long time, even with frequent use. Actually, the longer and more you wear them, the more beautiful they will get.

2. Versatility

There’s nothing more versatile than jeans. They can be worn in a variety of settings and occasions. Whether you need to be dressed up for that special night out. Or when going to work and school each day. Or even when working in the garden. Jeans can be worn every time. They are perfect to mix and match and style yourself differently for each day. That’s the versatility and strength of jeans.

3. Design

One of the key reasons that jeans are so popular is because of its timeless design. Classic five-pocket jeans include features such as two pockets in the front and two in the back, one small coin/watch pocket, rivets, sturdy stitching, and a patch. That’s it. This is most of the time the base for a good pair of jeans. Simple yet strong. Like most classic recognizable designs.

4. Comfort

Jeans are designed to be comfortable for everyday wear. The denim fabric used in their construction these days is often blended with a small percentage of stretchy materials like elastane or spandex, which adds flexibility and comfort. But, also when you wear a pair of jeans from scratch, like a rigid (unwashed) version, they will become super comfortable in the end. They will soften and shape to the wearer’s body type. Like a second skin that shows the wearer’s behavior.

5. Personalization

Jeans can be customized and personalized in various ways. From the choice of washes and finishes in a denim factory to distressing and embellishments like embroideries or patches. This allows individuals to express their unique style through their jeans. Personalization was done already in the sixties and seventies by hippies. The DIY (Do It Yourself) on jeans, and also denim jackets, is more popular than ever and made a strong comeback in the last years. Personalization distinguishes you from other jeans wearers. And denim is the perfect canvas to express yourself!

Overall, the uniqueness of jeans lies in the combination of durability, versatility, timelessness, iconic design, and cultural significance, making them a beloved and enduring fashion item worldwide. Denim is here to stay. Forever!

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.