Believe it or not, blue jeans have been around for over 130 years. Levi Strauss created the first blue jeans as work pants for gold mine workers in San Francisco. Today the Levi's brand is sold worldwide.
Now people around the world have greater and greater passion(酷爱) for the denim(斜纹粗棉布) clothes. Jean jackets, jean skirts and suits can be found in hundreds and thousands of stores and street markets in most countries. Millions of pairs of jeans are produced in American, European and Asian countries each year for the local and international markets. Customers of the jeans range(延伸) from working class to movie stars, and the young to the old. The jeans have become a fashion statement.
Jeans today are available(可利用的，现成可使用的) in many colors and designs. Young people like to mix and match colors and sizes to create different looks. Faded and torn jeans are especially fashionable. Some washed denim clothes giving the effect of dark and light color patches(颜色和周围不同的斑点、补丁) are most popular. Many wearers decorate(装饰) their jeans and jean jackets. Colorful patches, zippers(拉链) chains and tassels (流苏) are all part of the personal touch. People in America, Japan and Hong Kong decorate their jean-jackets in a very artistic way.