Maxi Milian Vintage Moto Jeans
, a type of garment, typically made from denim
cloth. Often the term "jeans" refers to a particular style of pants, called "blue jeans," which were invented by Jacob W. Davis
in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co.
and patented by Jacob W. Davis
and Levi Strauss
on May 20, 1873. Prior to the Levi Strauss patented trousers, the term "blue jeans" had been long in use for various garments (including trousers, overalls, and coats), constructed from blue colored denim.
Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers
, especially members of the greaser
subculture. Jeans were a common fashion item in the 1960s Hippie
subculture and they continued to be popular in the 1970s and 1980s youth subcultures of punk rock
and heavy metal
. Historic brands include Levi's
, and Wrangler
. In the 2010s, jeans remain a popular fashion item, and they come in various fits, including skinny
, tapered, slim, straight, boot cut, cigarette bottom, narrow bottom, bell bottom, low waist, anti-fit, and flare. "Distressed" (visibly aged and worn, but still intact and functional) jeans trousers have become increasingly fashionable
, making pre-sale "factory distressing" a common feature in commercially sold jeans.