Bloomers

A pair of baggy trousers gathered at the ankles and worn with a short-belted tunic was sported by Amelia Jenks Bloomer of Homer, New York in 1851. She had copied the pants costume from a friend, Elizabeth Smith Miller. But it was Mrs. Bloomer, an early feminist and...

History of Blue Jeans

Before jeans were blue, even before they were pants, jeans was a twilled cotton cloth, similar to denim, used to make sturdy work clothes. The textile was milled in the Italian town of Genoa, which French weavers called Genes, the origin of our word,...