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Levi's Is Getting a Beyonce Boost
Levi's Is Getting
a Beyonce Boost

Levi's Is Getting a Beyonce Boost

Her 'Levii's Jeans' song couldn't have come at a better time, analysts say

(Newser) - Levi Strauss & Co. reported a year-on-year drop in first-quarter sales this week but its share price still surged more than 12% Thursday—and analysts say it was partly due to the power of Beyonce. The star has made a pivot to country music and her new song "Levii'...

North Korean TV Blurs BBC Gardener's Jeans

Alan Titchmarsh jokes that censors have given him 'a bit of street cred'

(Newser) - BBC presenter Alan Titchmarsh says he feels like he's been given a "bit of street cred" by North Korean censors. A 2010 episode of his gardening show, Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Secrets, recently aired on North Korea's Central TV but his legs were blurred to hide the...

World's Oldest Jeans Sell for $114K
World's Oldest Jeans
Sell for $114K

World's Oldest Jeans Sell for $114K

Are there any ties of pants retrieved from 1857 shipwreck to dungarees icon Levi Strauss?

(Newser) - Pulled from a sunken trunk at an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina, work pants that auction officials describe as the oldest known pair of jeans in the world have sold for $114,000. The white, heavy-duty miner's pants with a five-button fly were among 270 Gold...

To Arrest a Murder Suspect, All Detectives Wore Levi's
To Arrest a
Murder Suspect,
All Detectives
Wore Levi's
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To Arrest a Murder Suspect, All Detectives Wore Levi's

1981 murder victim had worked for Levi Strauss

(Newser) - Michael Glazebrook, accused of killing his neighbor in Monterey County, Calif., in 1981, escaped his 1983 murder trial scot-free when the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict and the district attorney chose to forgo a retrial. Forty years later, a new trial will finally come. Glazebrook was arrested for...

1 in 4 of Us Need a New Jeans Size
Levi's CEO: Number Who
Need New Size 'Staggering'
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Levi's CEO: Number Who Need New Size 'Staggering'

About 25% of buyers need either a bigger or smaller jeans size, says Chip Bergh

(Newser) - The pandemic didn't just change the style of jeans people are buying— skinny jeans are out and more comfortable fits are in—but something more fundamental: waist sizes. In an interview with the AP , Levi's CEO Chip Bergh estimates that 25% of customers are in need of a...

Report: Kim Bans 'Decadent' Skinny Jeans, Mullets

North Korean leader is said to have outlawed these 'decadent' symbols of Western culture

(Newser) - What could help bring about the downfall of North Korea if they're not reined in, according to state media? Mullets and skinny jeans, among other things—which is why Kim Jong Un has apparently banned them, reports Yahoo News . The outlet cites a recent editorial in the state-run Rodong ...

Pandemic May Have Changed Thinking on Blue Jeans

'New denim cycle' may be here: goodbye skinny jeans, hello mom jeans

(Newser) - Of all the changes wrought by the pandemic, a shift in blue jeans fashion may not seem of great importance. But it certain circles, it's leading to serious-sounding pronouncements like this one, from Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh to the New York Times : "It's very possible that...

To Make Point on Masks, Iowa Lawmaker Wears Jeans to Work

Jeans are harmless, but 'not wearing a mask can kill people,' says Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell

(Newser) - "If they can enforce a denim dress code, they can also enforce a mask mandate." That's the message from Iowa Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, who chose this week to break a rule banning jeans from the state's House. Republicans, who control both the state House and Senate,...

What 2 Brothers Started in NC in 1905 Is No More

Iconic Cone Denim White Oak plant in Greensboro will close Dec. 31

(Newser) - Moses and Ceasar Cone founded their denim brand in the late 19th century, and in 1905 opened the Cone Denim White Oak plant in Greensboro, NC. Within three years, it was churning out more denim than anywhere else in the world, reports the Triad City Beat ; in its heyday, White...

If This Is Malala, She's Taking a Lot of Heat for This Photo

Commenters are bashing woman resembling Pakistani activist for her Western-style clothing

(Newser) - Malala Yousafzai has fought for women's rights and children's education rights, and now she may have to speak out on her right to wear whatever she wants. The Telegraph reports that the 20-year-old Oxford University student and Nobel Prize laureate, who fell under the international limelight after she...

Nordstrom's $425 Muddy Jeans Inspires Howls

No long workday in the pits required for 'rugged' appearance

(Newser) - First a leather-shrouded rock, then jeans with "windows" —now pre-muddied pants? Nordstrom's latest eye-roller, per CNNMoney : PRPS' Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans , "heavily distressed" denim with a "crackled, caked-on muddy coating" that "embody rugged, Americana workwear"—all for $425. Cutting through the PR speak,...

Hot New Trend: Jindows?
Hot New Trend:

Hot New Trend: Jindows?

Yes, that's jeans with windows

(Newser) - If the fear of a chilly breeze has prevented you from donning holey jeans, Topshop has just the thing: "Clear Knee Mom Jeans." As the name suggests, the jeans being sold for $95 on Nordstrom's website feature rectangular patches of clear plastic over the knees—because, fashion....

Jeans Beyond Vintage: 1800s Levi's Up for Auction

They were worn by a man who helped create the Arizona Territory

(Newser) - There are vintage jeans. And then there are these jeans from the American Wild West that are up for auction. The AP Reports a Maine auction house is putting up for bid a bona fide pair of Levi's blue jeans bought in 1893. Daniel Buck Auctions & Appraisals says...

World's Oldest Pair of Pants Found
World's Oldest Pair
of Pants Found

World's Oldest Pair of Pants Found

They were probably worn by ancient horse riders in China

(Newser) - Archaeologists working at an ancient graveyard in western China have unearthed what they say is the oldest pair of pants ever found, reports Science News . In fact, they found two pairs, and the clothing items are not only functional but relatively stylish. The wool pants were found with the remains...

Levi's CEO: No Need to Wash Your Jeans
 Levi's CEO: No Need 
 to Wash Your Jeans 

Levi's CEO: No Need to Wash Your Jeans

Chip Bergh says he practices what he preaches

(Newser) - How often do you chuck your jeans in the laundry? If it's more than once a year, the CEO of Levi's thinks you're doing it wrong. At a green-themed conference sponsored by Fortune , Chip Bergh said he practices what he preaches. "These jeans have yet to...

Why True Religion, J Brand, and Other Premium Jeans Cost $300
 Why Those Jeans Cost $300 

Why Those Jeans Cost $300

One big reason: They're made in America

(Newser) - Ever wondered how a pair of jeans, even great-looking ones, could possibly cost $300 or more? The Wall Street Journal has the answer—and in large part, it’s because the fancy pants were made in America, writes Christina Binkley. If a pair of $300 True Religion jeans had been...

Washing Your Jeans May Be Waste of Time

Student wears pair 15 months, and passes bacteria test

(Newser) - Not washing your jeans for months on end may be fashionable in some corners, but is it hygienic? Looks like it. A student in Canada wore his raw denim jeans for 15 months without washing them, then had the pants tested for bacteria at the University of Alberta. Results came...

New Trend: Not Washing Your Jeans—for Months
New Trend: Not Washing Your Jeans—for Months

New Trend: Not Washing Your Jeans—for Months

Raw denim enthusiasts like it dirty

(Newser) - Why spend $150 on ripped, faded, and worn designer jeans when you can make your own—by not washing them for six months? That's the thought process behind lovers of "raw denim," who wear the same pair over and over and over again, even sleeping in them. "...

Court: Hoisting Saggy Pants Not Illegal Search

Officer was trying to conceal, not reveal, when she found gun, court rules

(Newser) - Beltless criminals beware: if a police officer has to haul up your pants, it's a "wardrobe assist," not a search, even if he does find a gun, according to a Minnesota court. The court was told that a suspect's baggy jeans slid to his knees when he was...

Denim's Back, But Denim-on-Denim Is Pushing It

Jeans are back in the spotlight, but how much is too much?

(Newser) - Thanks in part to the recession, denim is all the rage—but the growing tendency to layer denim on denim (on, sometimes, even more denim) might be too much. “It can look silly, too contrived,” a video producer tells the Wall Street Journal . Nonetheless, the look is everywhere,...

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