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The History of Blue Jeans

Though they’re a classic closet staple now, blue jeans were originally created in Reno, Nevada for miners. In 1871, Jacob Davis realized that the pants he was making for miners weren’t tough enough to withstand the conditions of the mines. He quickly designed a new type of trouser using duck cloth, which miners were very happy to wear on the job. After realizing the power of his new invention, he connected with Levi Strauss and they created the pants that we know as blue jeans today!

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