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How Jeans conquered the world

  Blackhat 13:21 28 Feb 2012

Interesting little article from the BBC.

BBC Article

I am late 40’s now and live in Jeans these days but wasn’t allowed any until I had a job and could buy my own.

  wee eddie 16:27 28 Feb 2012

To me as a teenager, at the beginning of the 60's, they were the only trousers that you could wash at the laundrette!

  john bunyan 17:22 28 Feb 2012

"I still don't like seeing people wearing jeans though"

Specially Jeremy Clarkson - which is why I do not wear them !(Apart from the fact my waistline ain't wot it used to be)

  lotvic 20:14 28 Feb 2012

Now what do I do? I went shopping today for something entirely different and came back with 3 new pairs of Jeans #-o

They're in the washer at the mo' - I like to wash 'em before first wearing. Does anyone else also do up all fasteners, zips etc and then turn Jeans inside out before washing?

  Aitchbee 20:39 28 Feb 2012

I remember when 'shrink-fit' wranglers were all-the-rage.

Some people used to put them on and sit in a bath full of water to get a good contour leg-fit.

Also, when drying the jeans, in front of a real, blazing, coal fire...there was always a fantastic scented aroma...almost like a perfume!

  morddwyd 20:56 28 Feb 2012

Didn't buy my first pair of jeans until the late 70s,when I was in my forties.

I've still never worn them outside my own garden, except once, to a barn dance.

To me they are workwear.

  lotvic 00:30 29 Feb 2012

morddwyd, does that mean you haven't done or don't do any work :-?

  morddwyd 09:01 29 Feb 2012


As I said in another thread, for the first forty years of my working life I wore overalls, or a uniform.

For the last ten I wore a suit.

I wear them for work now, in the garden!

  lotvic 10:09 29 Feb 2012

morddwyd, I was only joking :)

  Blackhat 12:22 29 Feb 2012

I spent 15 years in sales & marketing having to wear a suite every day. 5 years ago I became the owner/director of my own 2 manufacturing companies.

First 3 years I wore suits but as time went on I was seeing more & more other owners dressing casually, usually jeans and a Co branded fleece. I haven’t worn a suite out on the road for 2 years now and I tend to find a more relaxed air about meetings.

I hardly ever meet a suite these days, probably due to the nature of my customer base as like me they now have to be hands on as well as office.

  chub_tor 12:50 29 Feb 2012

Jeans - never worn them, never will.

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