You may have learned by now that jeans were originally created as a pair of pants that men used to wear as working apparel. Most of the times, due to their thick and resistant cotton fabric, they were created as an overall clothing item for people working at the farms while others used to wear them as labor equipment in the factories. If you had told back then to these people that one day this piece of clothing was meant to be the creation of fashion designers they would have burst into laughter.
Because they couldn’t figure out how such a working apparel can turn into a fashionable wearing object. In the 20s and even in the years after the WWII, the designer apparel for men pants were seen in the form of the business wear that we see today: the tweeds, trousers, and so on.
But let’s start from the beginning by saying that jeans have made their appearance in the 1800s and started to become more popular in the early years of 20th century when one could have seen also women wearing them while working in the factory shortly after WWII ended. The design had nothing to do with the one that you have seen for the last decades. They used to be cut in a loose format (the baggy style) in an overall design.
It was with the beginning of the 60s and 70s when jeans started to get the attention of younger generation as a sign of protest against the formal wearing that their parents imposed to them. They started to wear jeans more often just to rebel against any society label that was put on the ‘well dressed’ individuals.
Pretty soon after that, designers of the 70s have realized the potential of this type of men pants and as a result they have created designer jeans to be worn by women as well. The disco generation has seen pair of jeans rich in all sorts of colorful and sparkling details to suit the trends of this generation. Young people started to wear more and more these jeans as their favored casual outfit. It was then when jeans became associated with the notion of designer.
These days, jeans can be seen worn by both men and women with the same fervor while fashion trends are replaced from one year to another with various designs and cuts. From the bell bottom style to the baggy, tight and wider in waist jeans, you can find all sorts of designs that will match not only your body shape but also your preference. You will find for instance, slim men favoring more the tight style of jeans, while others who are more of a plus size type of men preferring the baggy style of jeans that are cut with a lower waist that seems to go beyond the behind line.