Invention of Denim: Do the Work

by bxrtley

There’s so much debate about the origin of denim jeans. Loeb Strauss, who later changed his first name to the popular Levi, is usually credited as the inventor. But the original creator probably lived a century before him. Did Levi import Serge de Nîmes fabric from France or did he create the cotton version of the twill pattern and simply use the “de Nîmes” (denim) name for marketing purposes stateside? It really doesn’t matter. The point is he got people to wear his work. You’re not even worthy of a debate if you haven’t put in the work. Do the work.