Thank You for my jeans and Your Inspiration to Levi Strauss for creating its. I can not imagine my wardrobe without jeans. You will be surprised but I had bought my first pair of Levis jeans in Prague in the late 90s!!! I was 26 y.o. and I had been abroad at the first time.
The Serpent Tempter
As you know I was born in USSR and it is odd why simple working robe was forbidden there. Dior and YSL were approved by the Communist Party but jeans were not. I have read that even father of all Soviet Communists Vladimir Lenin (Ulyanov) wore a jeans by Levi Strauss.
Mercury is the God of commerce
– If he is God why he could not reach a pair of jeans for himself!
A pair of simple cotton pants were frowned upon by Soviet officials as symbols of decadence and western imperialism, American symbol of freedom! USA were evil and enemy and a blue jeans were a hot item on the black market. A month’s wages (!!!) of average builder of Communism was the price for one pair.
– Poor souls all the pants were sat out at job!
In Soviet Union jeans represented a status symbol.
– And where you tore off such a gorgeous patch?!
In every satirical magazines a caricatures about jeans lovers were published. I remember how I with my younger sister were laughing and painting funny additional details to the pic’s heroes.
– Oh, my helper is working…
I am happy to share with you my smile and nostalgic memories about my first pair of Levis jeans.
Thank you for your company. I am sure you are in your old blue jeans now. So am I.