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A History of Denim pt. 1 – Serge de Nimes and Italian Sailors

Denim is the thrust of what we discuss on Heddels – and our original namesake in Rawr Denim. It’s become the people’s fabric, democratized into ubiquity around the world in just 150 short years.

But how did it get there? How are we at the point where jeans can be the “default pant option” for a large part of the globe? We’re getting into the history of denim on a new series, and in this episode we’re starting at the beginning in the “Speculation Zone” around the origin of our favorite fabric. We dig into the etymology of denim and the many competing theories of where denim jeans (and denim and jean) first developed.

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If you have any questions you’d like us to answer, topics to cover, or people to talk to, email us at blowout@heddels.com. Listen on the embedded player above or subscribe for early access on the following platforms: