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The interesting world of Denim

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Denim is a wonderful material that has been used in a number of different ways over the years, including in the mens levi jeans that are sold by places like EJ Menswear. The material has a long history and considering it is still incredibly popular today, it has a long future ahead as well.

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Denim material comes from Nimes, which is a city in France. The name ‘De Nimes’ is translated to mean from Nimes and is where we got the name Denim from. Although the material was made in France it is thought that it was in Genoa in Italy that it was first created into clothing. It was here that the Navy were given clothing made from the material to wear whilst they were at work. The name jeans that we use to describe denim trousers comes from the French word ‘Genes’ which comes from the name for Genoa.

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Levi Strauss was the man who made denim popular in the 1870s as he developed workwear for miners from the material, this then branched out to other workers. The material was cheap and durable which is what made it perfect for labourers to use during their work day. It was these workers using the trousers that gave denim its trademark blue colour. This comes from indigo dye and it was chosen because it helped to hide the amount of dirt that was picked up by miners.

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