Most people attribute the invention of blue jeans to Levi Strauss without realizing that the history of blue jeans may have dated as far back as the 16th century.
The original word for “jeans” was “Genoese”, the name for Italian sailors who wore blue fabric garments made of cotton, wool and linen blend. Another version claimed that the word “jeans” was of French origin – it was “serge” – a mix of silk / wool from the French town of Nimes.
Yet, another have it that the history of blue jeansstarted in India where pants of similar material were worn by sailors of Dhunga.
Whatever it was, that is quite irrelevant now. What matters is that the popularity of jeans has grown worldwide and a favorite wear of both young and old.