Jeans have pretty much become one of the enduring pieces of fashion that nearly everyone, from toddler to OAP can wear. Almost everyone has at least three pairs of jeans in their wardrobe. They can be smart, casual, innovative, trendy and sexy. In fact there are a pair of jeans for almost every occasion and some people wear their jeans every day of the week! Mens designer jeans have become one of the most popular garment of clothing to sell in the UK.
History of Jeans
Jeans first appeared on the scene in around 1873 and were made by Levi Strauss amongst others. By the 1950s they were commissioned for the US Army and Navy as they were extremely hard-wearing and durable thanks to the rugged cotton twill used in their manufacture, otherwise known as denim.
They became popular with youngsters who started to follow military trend and wear jeans as a trendy alternative to trousers; and what trends in America fashion-wise usually travels across the ocean to the UK and British teenagers couldn’t get enough of jeans.
It was the media who help to catapult the humble jean to the iconic piece of fashion wear that it is today. James Dean and other young Hollywood heartthrobs wore them as symbols of rebellion which captured the spirit of young people at the time and so jeans became very much the teenagers fashion. However because of their casual look and working class roots they were banned from many restaurants, schools, cinemas and some workplaces. Still today the jeans are considered to be casual wear although black jeans were often smart enough to be mistaken for trousers.
Another reason why jeans became so popular is because they appealed to both men and women with their flattering cuts often highlighting good figures in women. Today you are just as likely to see a woman in a pair of designer jeans as you are a man. Few items of fashion have been able to break into the market for both genders.
Women & Mens designer Jeans now come in a multitude of colours and styles, with the traditional blue jeans remaining a favourite. There is a fit to suit everyone of every size and shape including skinny, boot-cut, flares, regular, long-length, baggy, maternity and so on.
Prices of jeans range from around £10 to as high as £200, although the cheaper the jeans the thinner the material, with some jeans not even being made from 100% denim. Designer jeans come out at the top end of the price scale as they offer high quality materials with hand stitching and fashionable cuts. Almost every designer from Armani to Hugo Boss now offer their own brands and styles of mens designer jeans.