Sunday, 4 July 2010

Facts about Demim

Denim has been in American usage since the late eighteenth century. A lot of people therefore assume that Denim is quintessentially American.
  1. The word actually comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called serge, originally made in Nîmes, France, by the André family. Originally called serge de Nîmes, the name was soon shortened to denim (de Nimes = denims)!

  2. Denim was traditionally colored blue with indigo dye to make blue "jeans", though "jean" then denoted a different, lighter cotton textile; the contemporary use of jean comes from the French word for Genoa, Italy (Gênes), where the first denim trousers were made.

Italian Sailors from Genoa were the first to wear blue jeans, the name jeans is derived from the word Genoa, a Genovese cloth merchant invented Blue Denim Jeans for the Genovese navy.

So because of this, I have decided to do my Sunday Creative tribute to Denim through Music!Enjoy Blue Jean by David Bowie & then the 3 huge American exports below that.....

Now for 3 American Global exports:
Neil Diamond is a huge American export and I have chosen the apt Forever in Blue Jeans song which he wrote. To make it more interesting and humorous I have chosen the funny American actor Will Ferrell for the world wide export American brand GAP who of course sell Denim by the truck!

Money talks
But it don't sing and dance
And it don't walk
And long as I can have you here with me
I'd much rather be
Forever in blue jeans

Every wardrobes staple

The Sunday Creative


  1. Great post!!! Love the Bowie! Gosh, I remember when that song came out . .

  2. Thank you Lemontine, I have added a bit more since you saw it....

  3. So cool! I loved learning a bit more about my favorite wardrobe staple and I always love a little music to listen to as I read.

  4. Thank you Jamie, and glad you liked this post and the one on St Bernard's well.

    Since doing this post, all I have going through my head is Forever in Blue Jeans with the sketch of Will Ferrell he did on Saturday Night Live - the likeness is so fantastic.

  5. Great post about denim!

  6. Wonderful tribute to denim. I love knowing the history of words - I knew the denim thing, but never knew Jeans came from Genoa. Think jeans for saliors can't have been much fun - wet jeans, yuck!

  7. Oh how creative! And I love the first shot.