Blue Jeans

fundamental Street Wear?

Sept'2010: historical roots: Historians have long traced jeans' ancestry to two sources outside the United States: a sturdy fabric from the French city of Nimes -- "de Nimes", hence "denim" -- on the one hand, and a cotton fustian from Genoa in Italy -- "Genes" in French, becoming "Jeans" in English -- on the other... Art historians believe they have found a piece of the centuries-old puzzle in the work of a newly discovered 17th-century north Italian artist, dubbed the "Master of the Blue Jeans", whose paintings went on show in Paris this week.

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