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The History and Versatility of Jeans

Whether you've had them for years or just bought a new pair, odds are good you own at least one pair of jeans. How and why we wear them says a lot about who we are and how we want to be perceived. They can cost $30 or $300, and the variation in styles is nearly endless. So how did heavy duty work pants become a wardrobe staple? We explore the history, culture and versatility of your favorite pair of jeans.

Video: How Jeans Are Made

The Discovery Channel's piece on the making of our favorite pants:

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