Letter from the Editor: Brief History of Jeans, John Wayne, James Dean, and more

"Denim is one of the oldest fabrics, yet it remains eternally young," a journalist for American Fabrics magazine wrote in 1969. Starting out as a material for blue-collar workers and gold miners, denim over the years has made its way into closets all over the globe with every fashionista owning at least one pair of blue jeans [...]