Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

25 Things About Jeans That Might Surprise You… I Was Blown Away By #22.

#6. Marlon Brando was styled in a pair of jeans by costume designer Lucinda Ballard for his role in the 1947 Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire. This is speculated to have been one of the first instances of fitted blue jeans.

Marlon Brando was styled in a pair of jeans by costume designer Lucinda Ballard for his role in the 1947 Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire. This is speculated to have been one of the first instances of fitted blue jeans.

Warner Bros.

#7. In the 1950s, Lee Cooper shocked conservatives in England when it came out with a "front-zip" jean for women.

In the 1950s, Lee Cooper shocked conservatives in England when it came out with a "front-zip" jean for women.

Lee Cooper

#8. Advertising man Leo Burnett invented the Marlboro Man in the early 1960s to remake the brand. Marlboro cigarettes was previously considered a feminine smoke. Here's the Marlboro Man decked out in double denim.

Advertising man Leo Burnett invented the Marlboro Man in the early 1960s to remake the brand. Marlboro cigarettes was previously considered a feminine smoke. Here's the Marlboro Man decked out in double denim.

Marlboro

#9. According to "Jeans" author James Sullivan, "The children of the 1950s and '60s, the first to wear jeans as a social or political statement, are now approaching retirement, still wearing their jeans."

According to "Jeans" author James Sullivan, "The children of the 1950s and '60s, the first to wear jeans as a social or political statement, are now approaching retirement, still wearing their jeans."

Wrangler

#10. "How different were her movements from those of my Lolita, when she used to visit me in her dear dirty blue jeans, smelling of orchards in nymphetland; awkward and fey, and dimly depraved, the lower buttons of her shirt unfastened." - From Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita

As Sullivan notes in his book, this quote from Nabokov's 1955 novel is a perfect example of Old World intellectuals in their inappropriate affections for the vulgar charms of America. The blue jeans represented temptation and the lower-class before becoming an acceptable fashion statement.

"How different were her movements from those of my Lolita, when she used to visit me in her dear dirty blue jeans, smelling of orchards in nymphetland; awkward and fey, and dimly depraved, the lower buttons of her shirt unfastened." - From Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita

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