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Denim used for blue jeans. It has a copper rivet to make the pocket stronger.

Denim is a very strong kind of cloth. Denim has been used in the United States since the late 18th century. The word comes from the name of a cloth called serge. Serge was first made in the French town of Nîmes (de Nîmes)), by the André family. First called serge de Nîmes, the name was soon shortened to denim.

Denims are highly popular throughout India. Before in celebrations, formal wear was obvious. These days in many functions and even in workplaces, there is no shortage of people donning denims. International brand skinny jeans available in Asia and the market sees introduction of new styles. | url =

Denim was usually colored blue with indigo dye to make blue "jeans," though "jean" meant a different, lighter cotton textile.

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Between 1973 and 1975, Volkswagen made the Jeans Beetle, which had all-denim trim. They did this again in some later models.

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