The first pair of “Blue Jeans” were made by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1871. Made from sturdy denim with metal rivets, the pants were designed for miners, cowboys, and other men who worked long hours and got very dirty. In fact Jeans didn’t become popular outside of work until the 1950s when teenagers started wearing them. It’s ironic, then, that designer jeans are now considered a symbol of wealth. How far the blue jean has come from it’s humble beginnings, in some cases far removed from the working class that birthed it. Here are the 25 most expensive jeans in the world.
Regular, ready to wear, off the rack Guess jeans can cost $400 USD a pair. Yep. Though usually they're in the $100-$200 range.
7 For All Mankind jeans are the jeans that Fergie is talking about when she says "Seven Jeans, True Religion I say no, but they keep giving" in the timeless Black Eyed Peas song "My Humps". They're a luxury denim brand started in the early 2000s, and a pair starts around $300 USD.
A pair of Armani Regular Fit (limited Edition) Women's Jeans from the spring 2017 collection cost $1,295 USD. Never fear! At the time of this writing, they are on sale for a mere $777 USD. It should be noted, however, that they contain no rhinestones or booty embroidery. Frippery costs extra.
Earnest Sewn is a NYC based luxury casual clothing company. They can and will make custom jeans for you, starting around $1,000. Their non custom pants are around $300/pair
If you thought that Burberry was just for plaid scarves and awesome coats, you'd be wrong! They also make jeans. And a pair for the man in your life will cost you a mere $295. Which is about the monthly food budget for most working class families in the US.
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