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Blue Jeans

From its early days as work-wear for miners and cowboys, denim has transcended its origins, becoming a global fashion item. We explore the appeal of a pair of blue jeans.

From its early days as work-wear for gold-miners and cowboys in the US, denim has transcended its origins, becoming a global fashion item. Mike Williams explores the appeal of a pair of blue jeans and the history of this simple garment. Once a symbol of youth rebellion, it is now common around the world - worn by men and women, old and young. From cowboys to the catwalk, how did denim come to dominate?

(Photo: Blue jeans hanging in a clothing store. Credit: Shutterstock)

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Mon 1 Jun 2015 12:32GMT

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