Denim and jeans, which come from the term French sailors gave German sailors when they wore twill trousers, have a long history, starting with the world’s first pair of Levi’s jeans, which were manufactured in 1879. The jeans and their now famous copper rivets actually were designed by Jacob Davis and not Levi Strauss, though. Davis lacked the funds for a patent and partnered with Strauss to get them patented and created. Shortly after that, the U.S. Navy began using denim for its sailors, who until 1901 wore bell bottom pants that were twill. The sailors loved the denim because they could easily roll up their pants when sweeping up on the deck.
While they have a long history, jeans certainly are not going anywhere anytime soon. They will never fade out of the fashion landscape, nor will they wither under the influence of other materials. Denim is here to stay, as plainly evidenced by the plethora of mens and womens designer jeans that people purchase every day. Men but mostly women pick up pairs upon pairs each year of bling jeans, studded jeans, rhinestone jeans, heavy stitch jeans and glitzy jeans to add to their closets and parade out in public. Primarily, womens designer jeans come with these glitzy fashions on them, but there still remain plenty of womens designer jeans that are simply designer in nature and ones that are not fashioned with all the glitz and glamour.