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Levi's Archivist Lynn Downey Took Us On An Historic Journey Through Jeans | Levi's Archivist Lynn Downey Took Us On An Historic Journey Through Jeans | Continue reading "Levi's Archivist Lynn Downey Took Us On An Historic Journey Through Jeans" » | Permalink | Comments (0) | Levi's archivist Lynn Downey took us on an historical journey using denim at Macy's Herald Square. See the world's oldest jeans and see why we were so riveted.
Levi's Archivist Lynn Downey Took Us On An Historic Journey Through Jeans (DenimHunt)
Last night, Lynn Downey
, Levi'sHistorian and Archivist, held a short seminar in Macy's Herald Square to talk about the evolution of the blue jean.
Initially, I was just excited to see the world's oldest pair of jeans with my own eyes as I knew they'd be part of the seminar.
I'd seen photos of it before, but being able to look up close at a pair of jeans that would fit perfectly in any of the exhibits in the Smithsonian
was a treat I couldn't pass up.
However, as Lynn
began to speak, I found myself taking notes as if I was back in college as her
knowledge of denim is extensive.
It's a rare day that I get to speak to someone who knows denim better than me. Just being honest.
And in this case, Lynn
was practically professorial when speaking about the history of denim and I was riveted, no pun intended.
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