In 1853, Levi Strauss was repairing pants in Gold Rush-era San Francisco and found that reinforcing points of strain (such as pockets) with rivets made a sturdier pair of pants. By the 1890s, the first pair of Levis 501 jeans was produced, and the garment was worn largely by laborers (railroad workers, lumberjacks, cowboys) until after the second World War. Today, jeans exist as a far cry from their humble beginnings as miners’ and cowboys’ garments. Jeans are a necessary wardrobe staple and as such, you should invest in pieces that are well made and will stand up to years of daily wear. Bloomingdale’s is currently running a sale on a few of our favorite denim brands including 3×1 and rag & bone, but there are tons of brands available to fit every price point.
Fit 2 Slim Fit Jeans in Black by rag & bone $150
Fit 3 Straight Fit Jeans in Heritage by rag & bone $117
M3 Straight Fit in Lunar by 3×1 $115
M3 Slim Fit Jeans in Riverbank by 3×1 $108
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