• A Brief History of East Berlin's Weird Love of Blue Jeans

    2 monthes ago - By Cliche Mag

    Blue jeans have been in fashion pretty much since they were invented in 1873 by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss, but behind the Iron Curtain, they flourished as an image of dissent and Western Culture. Although the Soviet Union banned the sale of Levi's jeans-or maybe, in part, because of that-owning a pair of Levi's became so much more than a statue symbol. Reportedly a pair of girls robbed two other girls at knife point for their jeans in 1963 and in Georgia, five Young Communists jumped a passerby and stabbed him for his jeans in 1978. Just what was it about jeans that made the Soviet Bloc...
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