Vintage denim

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It's probably no secret that vintage jeans are one of our favorite vintage garments. In recent years, we have accumulated a wide but deep range of vintage jeans. In addition to well-known brands such as Levis, Wrangler and Carhartt , we also have vintage jeans from various other suppliers.

The growing history of vintage jeans

The best-known and most classic of vintage jeans was patented in 1873 by Jacob Davis, a tailor, and Levi Strauss, the owner of a wholesale fabric store in San Francisco. It was particularly popular with miners and workers who appreciated the use of copper rivets to reinforce pockets.

Today's vintage jeans are designed as practical workwear , and their blue color was chosen to better hide dirt when worn.

Research into the denim trade shows that it originated in the cities of Genoa (Italy) and Nîmes (France). Gênes, the French word for Genoa, may be the origin of the word "jeans ". In Nîmes, weavers tried to reproduce denim but instead developed a similar body fabric that became known as denim, "de Nîmes", meaning "from Nîmes".

Levi's Strauss and the 501

In 1901, Levi Strauss added the left rear pocket to the 501 model. This created the five-pocket configuration that is now familiar and common in the industry: two large pockets and a small watch pocket at the front, and two pockets at the back.

Jeans vintage - types and their manufacturing processes

Traditionally, today's vintage jeans were dyed blue with natural indigo dye . Today most denim is dyed with synthetic indigo. For this purpose, about 20 thousand tons of indigo are produced annually, although only a few grams of the dye are needed for each pair of denim. For other colors of denim, other dyes must be used. Currently, vintage jeans are made in every color that can be achieved with cotton.

The distressed or " acid wash " look is achieved by sanding the jeans and/or treating them with chemicals such as acrylic resin, phenol, hypochlorite, potassium permanganate, caustic soda, acids, etc.

Ripping or scuffing of jeans, while also a natural phenomenon of wear, is sometimes done on purpose by vendors, so worn garments sometimes sell for more than an unworn pair.

Consumers who want to buy vintage jeans that look worn can buy jeans that have been specially treated. To give the fabrics a worn appearance, they are often sandblasted with chemicals, washed with pumice , or abraded with sandpaper .

A typical pair of blue jeans uses 3479 liters of water during its life cycle. This includes the water used to irrigate the cotton plants, the manufacture of the jeans and the numerous washing processes at the consumer.

How should vintage jeans be cared for?

Although most vintage jeans are "pre-shrunk," they can still shrink slightly and lose their color after washing. The Levi Strauss company recommends avoiding washing jeans as much as possible.

For those who prefer not to wash their jeans, there's the suggestion of freezing them to kill the germs that cause the odor. However, this advice has proven ineffective. Because some germs can or will die, but the more resistant ones survive .

The Most Popular Vintage Jeans Brands

Vintage Levis Jeans - We know it, there's almost nothing better than a pair of Levis jeans with the original trademark when it comes to vintage jeans. Therefore we are always looking to bring these parts to the shop for you.

Vintage Wrangler Jeans - Discover the best denim styles with Wrangler.

Vintage Lee Jeans - Who wouldn't want to discover the latest trends in denim style. All other looks are also possible with the popular Lee jeans, if Lee is one of your favorite brands, then grab one.