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Levi's Brown Duck Trousers
1875-1895

How blue jeans used to look
These heavy brown duck trousers were worn in the late 1880s, probably by a teenage boy, and are one of the two earliest known pair of "Levi's." Such work pants were known as "jeans" because they were often made from a cheap, sturdy fabric known as "jean." Eventually, blue denim would become the standard.

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· Fashion in the 1960s
· Levi Strauss and Company

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