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The origins of blue jeans

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Levi's 501 blue jeans by U.S. clothing manufacturer Levi Strauss. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Levi's 501 blue jeans by U.S. clothing manufacturer Levi Strauss. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

It's hard to imagine a piece of clothing that's more wrapped up in American history and mythology than blue jeans. They were invented 150 years ago this month.

NPR's Jessica Green reports on the longevity of denim pants.

This segment aired on May 22, 2023.

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