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Everyone loves to have several great fitting pairs of jeans in their wardrobe and everyone knows that the best jeans come from the company whose name has become synonymous with denim. Levi’s has been making world-class jeans and other denim wear for almost 170 years and Kohl’s is your headquarters for Levi’s denim for the entire family.
So which Levi’s jeans are right for you. Check out this handy Jeans Guide to help you find the best fitting Levi’s for your wardrobe. Let’s start with some denim terminology to get better acquainted with the Levi’s brand and what it has to offer.
What is Denim?
It’s the most basic question when it comes to truly discovering the universally loved fabric that makes jeans, well, jeans. And yet most people aren’t sure exactly how to define it. For the record, denim is a durable cotton or cotton-blend twill textile, typically used to make jeans, overalls and other clothing.
How Is Denim Made?
To create denim fabric, the horizontal weft threads pass under two or more vertical warp threads. This process makes diagonal ribbing of denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck, another similar twill fabric.
Levi’s and the Blue Jeans Patent
Work pants made of denim were worn as early as the 17th century. The first blue jeans date back to May 20, 1873, when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted patent #139,121 to Levi Strauss & Co. and Jacob Davis for the process of placing rivets on men’s denim work pants for strength. Levi Strauss has actually been manufacturing denim clothing since 1853 and spent the next 20 years perfecting their unique product before being granted a patent for it.
The best thing about jeans is their versatility and Levi’s wrote the book on denim versatility. Levi’s jeans are tough as nails yet comfortable as can be, universally flattering and easy to step up or dress down. You can take each and every pair of Levi’s jeans and adapt it to any of your needs. Pair a slim fit in a dark wash with a button-up and lace-up leather shoes for a day-to-night foundation or combine a straight fit in a lighter wash with a hoodie and sneakers for a casual and modern aesthetic. Jeans are so authentic and adaptable that you’ll look good no matter what you’re wearing. Check out our jeans style guides for men and women and find the perfect fitting, perfect looking pair of Levi’s for you and every member of your family.
Levi’s jeans for women are truly the most versatile staple in your wardrobe. Dress up a pair of dark wash skinny jeans with heels and a blazer for a night out, or keep it casual with a classic jeans and t-shirt look. If you’re feeling particularly bold, flaunt a denim-on-denim Canadian tuxedo. No matter what you wear them with, Levi’s women’s jeans are sure to complement your look and you’re sure to find the perfect pair at Kohl’s!
The Levi’s collection of jeans for men has expanded to include more fits, styles and innovations than ever before. We've got a pair of jeans for everything you need, whether you're headed to work, enjoying a night out or relaxing on the weekend. Slim and skinny, athletic, tapered, straight, bootcut or relaxed — you name it, we've got the perfect fit in a variety of washes, treatments and colorways that are timeless and easy. Whether you’re in the mood for a pair of 501®s that will last a lifetime, or a 511™ with a little extra stretch for movement and comfort, you don’t need to look any further thank Kohl’s!