7 Fun Facts About Denim Jackets

7 Fun Facts About Denim Jackets

Characterized by a denim construction, denim jackets have become synonymous with men’s and women’s casual outerwear. They offer a unique combination of comfort and style that’s not found in many other coats or jackets. Even if you’ve seen or worn a denim jacket, though, there are probably some things you don’t know about them. Below, you’ll learn seven fun facts about denim jackets, some of which may surprise you. #1) They Were Invented 10 Years After Jeans Were Invented The origins of the modern denim jacket can be traced back to 1880, during which Levi Strauss produced what is believed to be the world’s first denim jacket. Strauss, of course, was responsible for inventing jeans as well. He found that using a warp-faced weaving pattern for cotton resulted in a stronger and more durable textile, which he used to make jeans. Using this same denim textile 10 years later, Strauss produced the world’s first denim jacket. #2) They Are Available in Raw and Dry Denim Like with jeans, denim jackets are available in both raw and washed denim. What’s the difference between these two types of denim exactly? The terms “raw” and “washed” denim refer to whether the denim textile was washed during production. Jackets made of raw denim are not washed production, whereas jackets made of washed denim are washed during production. Raw denim jackets offer a darker, sharper color, but many people prefer washed denim jackets because they are less susceptible to shrinkage and fading. #3) You Can Them In Other Colors Besides Blue When you think of denim jackets, what’s the first color that comes to...
9 Easy Ways to De-Wrinkle Jeans

9 Easy Ways to De-Wrinkle Jeans

Have your favorite pair of jeans developed wrinkles? As with most garments, it’s not uncommon for jeans to develop wrinkles. Wearing a pair of jeans for an extended period, for example, can cause the denim fabric to crease, thereby leading to the formation of wrinkles. When this occurs, your jeans will look messy and unkempt. The good news is that you can de-wrinkle your jeans using one of the following methods. #1) Toss Them in the Dryer Running your jeans in the dryer for about 10 to 15 minutes should smooth out most if not all of the wrinkles. As they bounce around in the dryer, your jeans will smooth out. It’s a safe and effective way to de-wrinkle jeans that won’t damage or otherwise harm your jeans. Just remember to set your dryer to the low heat setting. If your jeans are exposed to too much heat, they may shrink and/or fade. #2) Hang Them on a Clothes Hanger Hanging your jeans on a clothes hanger can help to eliminate wrinkles. When you remove your jeans from the dryer, place them on a clothes hanger, after which you can hang them in your closet or elsewhere. By hanging your jeans on a clothes hanger, gravity will naturally smooth out any wrinkles in them. With that said, it’s recommended that you use a heavy-duty wooden clothes hanger — as opposed to a cheap plastic clothes hanger — for maximum benefit. Cheap clothes hangers tend to buckle under the weight of heavy garments, meaning it could break with your jeans on it. #3) Use an Iron Of course, you can...
How to Pinroll Your Jeans

How to Pinroll Your Jeans

Want to know how to pinroll your jeans? Whether you’re wearing skinny jeans, straight-leg, low-rise, high-rise or any other type of jeans, you can typically pinroll them at the bottom. It’s a relatively easy process that should only take a few minutes. And when finished, your newly pinrolled jeans will look cleaner and more stylish. Overview of Pinrolling The term “pinrolling” refers to a process in which you roll up the bottom of your jeans several inches to create a narrower fit that hugs your legs. While we explain the process step by step in the section below, pinrolling involves rolling up the bottom of each pant leg. Assuming your jeans are full length, you should be able to pinroll them. Pinrolling has been around for over a century. Even during the 1800s, it wasn’t uncommon for men to pinroll their pants. If a man had a pair of pants that were too long, he would pinroll them to create a more comfortable fit. Today, pinrolling is performed on both men’s and women’s pants, including jeans. Pinrolling simply involves folding up to the bottom of the pant legs to achieve a narrower and more tapered fit. Pinrolling vs Cuffing: What’s the Difference? The terms “pinrolling” and “cuffing” are often used interchangeably when referring to folding up the bottom of pants, but they aren’t necessarily the same. So, what’s the difference between pinrolling and cuffing? Pinrolling is used to create a more tapered fit in which the jeans become narrower towards the bottom, whereas cuffing maintains the original fit without tapering them. You can pinroll or cuff your jeans, but...
The Beginner’s Guide to Selvedge Jeans

The Beginner’s Guide to Selvedge Jeans

Worn by men and women alike, selvedge jeans offer an unparalleled level of quality. They are characterized by a distinct weaving process that creates a tight and narrow band of fabric at the bottom of the pant legs. To the unsuspecting eye, selvedge jeans may look the same as traditional non-selvedge jeans. However, their unique weaving pattern offers several benefits. To learn more about selvedge jeans and why they are so popular, keep reading. What Are Selvedge Jeans? Also known as self-edge jeans, selvedge jeans are manufactured using an antique-style loom to create a tight and narrow band of fabric at the bottom of the pant legs. If you look at the photo below, you’ll see a pair of selvedge jeans. The bottom of the jeans features a band of interior fabric — known as a selvedge strip — that’s visible from the outside. You can easily spot a pair of selvedge jeans by looking for the selvedge strip. Whether you’re shopping online or at a local store, look at the bottom of the pant legs. If you see a narrow band of fabric in a different color or tone than the rest of the denim, the jeans are considered selvedge. If there isn’t a narrow band of fabric at the bottom of the pant legs, on the other hand, the jeans aren’t selvedge. Some people assume that selvedge jeans are made of a special type of denim, but this isn’t necessarily true. They are still made of the same denim material — which is actually just cotton — as all other jeans. The only exception is stretch selvedge...
How to Choose Jeans for the Winter

How to Choose Jeans for the Winter

Dec. 21 marks the beginning of the winter season. Regardless of where you live, you can expect cooler temperatures, as well as fewer hours of sunlight, during this time of year. However, that shouldn’t stop you from including denim jeans in your outfits. Even throughout the otherwise cold winter months, you can still wear denim jeans. You just need to choose the right type of denim jeans. In this post, you’ll learn how to choose the perfect denim jeans for the winter season. Heavyweight Denim Denim jeans are often classified by the weight of their denim. Lightweight denim jeans, as the name suggests, are made of less denim than their heavyweight counterparts. A typical pair of lightweight denim jeans may have just 8 or 10 ounces of denim, whereas a pair of heavyweight denim jeans may have 12 or 14 ounces of denim. Because they contain more denim — nearly twice as much denim in some cases — heavyweight denim jeans are better suited for the winter season than lightweight denim jeans. You can wear either type during the winter, but you’ll experience a higher level of warmth and comfort by sticking with heavyweight denim jeans. Dark Color In addition to a heavyweight construction, jeans featuring a dark color can also protect you from the cold winter weather. A pair of black- or indigo-colored jeans, for example, will likely offer greater warmth than a pair of white- or light blue-colored jeans. How does the color of jeans affect the amount of warmth they offer exactly? All garments will absorb light energy, those some absorb more light energy than others....