9 Interesting Facts About Denim

Denim – everyone’s favourite. We love it and we live in it: jeans, shirts, jackets, skirts… the list goes on. Having been in use since the 15th century this fabric is still very much in demand; modern-yet-classic, fashionable-yet-casual, plain or faded in different patterns we simply can’t get enough of it.

Denim – everyone’s favourite. We love it and we live in it: jeans, shirts, jackets, skirts… the list goes on. Having been in use since the 15th century this fabric is still very much in demand; modern-yet-classic, fashionable-yet-casual, plain or faded in different patterns we simply can’t get enough of it.I used to be a denim junkie. Before my now famous KonMarie session my wardrobe held over 30 pairs of jeans alone. Crazy, I know… but not to worry as most of them didn’t give me joy anymore they were donated to charity and I am sure someone else somewhere is making very good use of them right now. Anyways, winter is over and spring is upon us, which can mean only one thing – wardrobe change! All this rummaging about in my clothing kind of put me in the mood to find something interesting out about my beloved denim, so here you have it… 9 facts I didn’t know about. I hope you will also find them interesting.

Denim was invented in the 1500s in Genoa, Italy to be worn by the sailors in that city’s navy; it took over 300 years for it to become popular and worn by masses.

In the earlier years, denim was associated with hard working labourers like miners, farmers or railroad workers who needed a durable, long-lasting yet comfortable clothing.

Cowboys = denim. Picture a cowboy. What is he wearing? Cowboy boots, well-worn blue jeans, denim shirt and a hat… am I right?

Blue jeans became popular outside of the United States, thanks to American Soldiers in World War II who wore jeans when they were off-duty.

Every American on average owns 7 pairs of wearable denim clothing? Seems like a lot but just look into your wardrobe, you might really be surprised.

About 2.5 billion yards of denim is produced every year all around the world. Over 50% of denim is produced in Asia alone, specifically in China, India, and Bangladesh.

Most of the denim fabric is washed in water after colouring in order to prevent the shrinkage.

One bale of cotton can be used to produce 225 pairs of denim jeans.

It takes 1800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to make one pair of jeans… ooops! That’s a lot of water!

Are you a denim lover? Could you survive without your favourite pair of jeans?

* This is a collaborative post.

Jacamo – Top Menswear Brands – Review and Giveaway

Flintoff by Jacamo Military Jacket

I am not sure how the man in your life is dealing with the issue of clothes shopping but my other half totally hates it. For Mark this is almost like a punishment to go to town in order to buy some clothes. Thankfully nowadays we have the internet and great online shops like Jacamo, which makes life so much easier!

Jacamo stocks top menswear brands you want (or your man wants) in the size you need. You can purchase there footwear up to size UK 15; chest size from S to 5XL, waist size from 34” to 62” and trousers length from 27” up to 36” – so they really stock clothing for all shapes and sizes 🙂

To make the shopping experience easier and more convenient for you Jacamo stocks many great brands. With names like Bellfield, Ben Sharman, Joa Browns, Firetrap, Rockport, just to name a few, there is a huge selection to pick from.

Mark was offered an opportunity to try something from Flintoff by Jacamo range designed by Freddie Flintoff. This famous English cricketer says: “All of the clothes in my collection are things that I like to wear and feel comfortable in”.

The Flintoff by Jacamo collection currently includes pieces like blazers, shirts, jumpers, sweaters, suit jackets, suit trousers or even a waistcoat and if you prefer a more casual look you can get jeans, polo shirts, or even a hoodie.

Flintoff by Jacamo Military Jacket.Flintoff by Jacamo Military Jacket in olive

Marks top pick from the collection was a Flintoff by Jacamo Military Jacket. This jacket has a cool relaxed style and has carried on the military trend for the season. It is constructed with full zip fastening and two top and bottom pockets. Also has an inner drawcord fastening at the waist. It can be worn throughout the year making this a great purchase!

We must agree with this description.

We took it on holiday and it proved to be the perfect wear for colder evenings. The jacket looks very stylish yet casual. The biggest plus: it is made from cotton, which means that it is soft and pleasant to the touch. The jacket is machine washable which will allow you to save on dry-cleaning bills. 🙂

Mark has totally fallen in love with his new jacket, proclaiming that it keeps him warm in the wet and wind and yet is light enough to fling over an arm or shoulder should the sun pop out for one last blast of heat. He was particularly happy with the large storage ability offered from all the pockets. Looking snug as a bug when all fastened up he could indeed be quite happy in even quite inclement weather. Though the more he falls for it the less my chances of getting hold of it to do the wash test, evidently it is still looking brand new so I will have to get back to you on the ease of washing point…

And now for an added bonus…

Flintoff by Jacamo Military Jacket in Olive.

We have one Flintoff by Jacamo Military Jacket in a lovely olive colour and size XL to give away to one lucky reader. All you have to do it to follow this easy step below.

1. Leave a comment on this post with your top clothes shopping tip.

If you really like the jacket and want to increase your chances I have for you some additional daily entry method:

1. Follow me a Twitter @AgataPokutycka and RT the tweet below, then please leave a comment telling that you have done so.

I want to #win #Flintoff by @Jacamo Military Jacket. For your chance to win this #giveaway visit http://wp.me/p3l2gI-1fp via @AgataPokutycka

Good Luck!

T&C
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. One obligatory entry per reader + 1 additional extra entry per day allowed.
3. There will be 1 winner in total.
4. Winner will receive 1 x Flintoff by Jacamo Military Jacket in colour and size as stated above.
5. Winner will be picked at random and informed within 7 working days via email or Twitter.
6. Winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
7. Closing date is 05-10-2014 at 23:59pm, an entry made after this time will not be counted.

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WINNER UPDATE

@Dawnmrey was chosen as a winner. Congratulation!