The History of the Jean Jacket

The History of the Jean Jacket

06-14-2018

Staff Reporter

Oh the Jean Jacket/ Denim Jacket. Love it or Hate it has been apart of everyone’s generation as an unisex item. It is probably the most reliable jacket it a closet.

The beginning of the history of the jean jacket traces back to the 1800s in Italy as it was used as apart of a military uniform.

In America, it is visually traced back to the early 1900s with Levi Strauss and Co.’s 506.

It was first labeled the “Levi Blouse” and then renamed “Jacket”. By the mid 1990s the jean/denim jacket moved away from just being a staple of the “working-man” and into a fashion symbol for both men and women and also for many different styles.

Celebrities like James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, made it popular and stylish fashion item in the 1950s and 1960.

History of Jean Jacket

As the decades moved along, the style of the jacket changed and more clothing companies began to make it. Celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears continued its relevancy in the later 1900s. In the 2000s many pop stars like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus kept it relevancy and companies like Levi keep its legacy.

Love it or hate it, the jean jacket’s has a lengthy history and is one fashion staple that has followed us through out the decades.  

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