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"The New Freedom Thing in in Fashion" or How Jeans Got Their Stretch

April 30, 201934 min
This week we learn how "the new freedom thing in fashion" became the industry standard for the production of women's--and more and more men's-- jeans. This is the story of stretchy jeans. Learn more about your ad-choices at