Let’s get vintage

In California, in 1873, forty-niners (gold diggers) couldn’t get anything better from Levi Strauss, but blue jeans, an American iconic textile and great work wear at that time. Everybody wear jeans. Unless, you’re not a denim lover. Nevertheless, believe me jeans is just great! You just need find that vintage one, made of hand dipped yarn and fit your style in it!

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There are hundreds and thousands colors of jeans, as it depends on how many days the primal yarn has been dipped in an indigo colorant. Usually, it takes from 2 days to even months. Some people (like me) are crazy about denim, and they (and me) research for that perfect piece of jeans on flea markets.

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Jeans is very utilitarian. If it’s a really high quality jeans (let’s say Levi’s) jeans get cut, pampered and reused. And that’s exactly Levi’s does – the recycling industry. It tells a lot of sustainability of good jeans. To work on jeans is quite pleasant. We re-cycled Levi’s fabric into bow ties.

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4 Comments

  1. Love this post about the real life of Jeans! I have become fussy about the quality and color of denim when I purchase to make something new. I am thrilled you mentioned what a huge market there is in up-cycling, recycling, making new, vintage Levi’s denim material! Your beautiful bow ties are the perfect example of great products that benefit form this wonder fabric! I have saved pieces from 20+ years that i am organizing into projects for my grandchildren. Life through those twists and dyes are the perfect legacy to pass on! ❤

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  2. Blue jeans were a staple in my HS years (late 60s to early 70s) and Levis were the brand to wear. I do miss the old way of denim fabric manufacture. Back then they used *hemp in the fabric and the first washing brought the hemp fiber up and made your Levis fuzzy. It took many months for that fuzz to wear away. I think the fabric was stronger and lasted longer then. I can’t afford to pay for name brand jeans now, but at 65 they are still my favorite mode of every day dressing.

    *REGARDING HEMP: Our government lost its collective mind sometime in the 70s and completely banned the growing of hemp. No more hemp rope, or hemp fibers for making denim!

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