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May 20, 2018

Zipper or Button-Down?

Denim – on this day in 1873 businessman Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis took out a patent for heavy canvas work trousers. Utilizing copper rivers at stressed corners and an indigo dye for color the modern jeans were born. Though not the best for heavier riding at higher speeds, the sturdiness of a good pair of ‘Levi’s’ are both comfortable and cool. Roll up the lower leg turnips, wear a suitable denim jacket, blonde roper gloves, engineer boots and a puddin’ bowl lid and head out on the roads looking VERY James Dean. Blue Jeans are a symbol of the Working Man; the counterculture hippy,m; a grunge rocker; and the low-rise sagging apparel of skaters or hip-hop. They are a cry from the norm, a symbol of the rejection of the values of mainstream society. Rebellion!