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Levi Strauss Gets Patent for Blue Jeans on This Day in 1873: Could You Survive Without Them in Your Wardrobe?

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Denim. How do we love thee... let us count the ways.

Our closet would be a sad, sad sight if blue jeans didn't exist -- and we can imagine we're not the only ones.

That's why we'd like to thank one San Francisco businessman by the name of Levi Strauss today. Why? Because on this day in 1873 (yeah, we don't do math either), Strauss received a patent to create the casual work pants, which grew to become one of the most essential wardrobe pieces of all time.

So, thanks Levi, for making the idea of blue jeans possible and for making butts look good across the globe.

Can you imagine your wardrobe if it were denim-free?

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  • ~ Niyala ~ 2011/07/25 15:34:35
    No way!
    ~ Niyala ~
    I wear jeans every day, no matter how hot or how cold it is. I would die without them probably.
    wear jeans hot cold die jeans
  • Tan Tan 2011/06/16 01:03:27
    No way!
    Tan Tan
    Nope...Love them, Wear them, Need them!!! I can wear other things but I wouldn't want to.
  • Gabby Grandchamp 2011/06/09 23:45:49
    No way!
    Gabby Grandchamp
    I wear jeans pretty much every single day! I would die without them
  • Jess Dollface 2011/06/09 02:20:46
    No way!
    Jess Dollface
    I love dresses and skirts, and leggings are a ton of fun, but I definately could not live without my skinny jeans
  • waynelaboy 2011/06/06 16:56:31
    Undecided
    waynelaboy
    +1
    it's here now why question it. besides if it never here how would we know if we would miss it?
  • Pinball Wizard 2011/05/28 04:14:55
    No way!
    Pinball Wizard
    Jeans & khaki pants.
  • Spyderman739 2011/05/27 14:18:50
    No way!
    Spyderman739
    Seems denim is all I wear anymore!
  • Jess 2011/05/27 02:45:15 (edited)
    Yes
    Jess
    I wear them but could do without them and have. I just started wearing jeans again recently only because I got fat and then lost it and now they fit again. I didn't feel like buying fat jeans. But really though..as a female.. jeans make it harder to use public bathrooms with having to squat over a toilet and keep your jeans from touching the disgusting floor or the disgusting toilet. It's soo much easier to pee in public bathrooms wearing swishies or something else.

    Just sayin'
  • Andrew 2011/05/23 21:36:56
    Yes
    Andrew
    +1
    I don't wear jeans.
  • Bronti 2011/05/23 18:39:05
    Yes
    Bronti
    +1
    Yes, but, I wouldn't like it. "I love my jeans...my jeans are so comfortably lovely."

  • GreenDayForEver! 2011/05/23 18:29:04
    No way!
    GreenDayForEver!
  • the_old_coach 2011/05/23 18:15:17
    Yes
    the_old_coach
    +1
    Could I? Of course! Do I want to? NO!
  • tiff 2011/05/23 17:02:05
    Undecided
    tiff
    +1
    Maybe. You never know, but I have to wear a dress or a skirt. I dislike wearing those for a long period of time.
  • kitchendoc 2011/05/23 16:47:39
    No way!
    kitchendoc
    +1
    That would be totally Un-American! Bite your tounge!
  • Kasey 2011/05/23 16:40:25
    Undecided
    Kasey
    +1
    I wear jeans a ton, but if forced to I could live without them.
  • bono95 2011/05/23 16:39:31
    Yes
    bono95
    +2
    of course, If there weren't jeans, there would be something else
  • amcsquizzy 2011/05/23 16:17:44
    Yes
    amcsquizzy
    +1
    but then id be going around without trouses cause thats all the trouses i have
  • SASUKE UCHIHA 2011/05/23 16:07:52
  • synful90 2011/05/23 14:06:59
    No way!
    synful90
    +1
    thats a staple in my wardrobe definitely couldn't live without lol
  • ladypuppylove 2011/05/23 13:03:38
    Undecided
    ladypuppylove
    +1
    I really don't know because i can live with or without them
  • Robbb 2011/05/23 09:36:16
    Undecided
    Robbb
    +1
    However. I do some of my best work with my jeans off.
  • Kar 2011/05/23 08:44:35
    Kar
    +2
    of course i can...

    beautiful short gowns
    long skirts
    long skirts
  • Myrle Hulme 2011/05/23 08:14:21
    No way!
    Myrle Hulme
    +1
    They what we wear nearly all the time
  • RogerCoppock 2011/05/23 08:06:58
    Yes
    RogerCoppock
    +1
    Yes, I not only could survive without blue jeans in my wardrobe, I have done so for the last decade. I have a medical condition which causes swelling in my legs. Sometimes that swelling expands my legs so that they split the seams of blue jeans. For the last decade I've had to wear sweat pants or other elastic and expandable clothing.
  • KelciLynDiNatale 2011/05/23 08:00:12
    Undecided
    KelciLynDiNatale
    +2
    I mean... I wear jeans almost everyday... But if I didnt have them? I think id wear my sweat pants 24/7 lol
  • Ellly.- 2011/05/23 07:48:56
    Yes
    Ellly.-
    +1
    im not much of a jeans person atm. More likely to wear skirts or if pants, then not jeans..
  • Sarah Rose 2011/05/23 06:05:52
    Undecided
    Sarah Rose
    +1
    Well, I wouldn't flop over and die without jeans, but I do prefer them. If they didn't exist I could deal with sweatpants.
  • John 2011/05/23 05:35:40
    Yes
    John
    +1
    Yes, I could live without them, but I'm glad I don't have to.
  • Sarge (JLA) (BN) 2011/05/23 04:53:35
    Yes
    Sarge (JLA) (BN)
    +2
    If I were allowed to walk around naked . . . no problem!
  • talisgeir 2011/05/23 04:24:06
    No way!
    talisgeir
    +2
    I pretty much live in my jeans. Don't know what I'd wear to replace them! Thanks Levi and all the denim designers who took up the call since.
  • I am me 2011/05/23 04:01:51
    Yes
    I am me
    +3
    I thought water, air, food, shelter and those types of things were necessary for survival.
  • lil crazy 2011/05/23 03:58:49
    Undecided
    lil crazy
    +1
    Anyone could if they had to ... but i would rather not have too.
  • Aardfay 2011/05/23 02:18:51
    Yes
    Aardfay
    +2
    boyfriend t shirt

    Who needs jeans when we can just wear a t-shirt?
  • Bob DiN Aardfay 2011/05/23 06:08:17
    Bob DiN
    She could wear even less.
  • Aardfay Bob DiN 2011/05/23 06:23:53
    Aardfay
    Is that why you're on sodahead? To watch porn?
  • Bob DiN Aardfay 2011/05/23 06:36:26
    Bob DiN
    No but if someone posts it,and I see it I watch it.
  • Aardfay Bob DiN 2011/05/23 06:49:35
    Aardfay
    This is not a porn site. Go masturbate elsewhere.
  • Bob DiN Aardfay 2011/05/23 06:52:31
    Bob DiN
    So don't post porn creep.
  • Aardfay Bob DiN 2011/05/23 07:14:03
    Aardfay
    I don't. And she's old enough to be your granddaughter, you perv
  • Bob DiN Aardfay 2011/05/23 08:37:18
    Bob DiN
    There the best kind.
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