Women’s blue jeans for decades have long been like the nose on your face.

Every body’s got one.

Or two. Maybe three or thirty three.

Some are prettier than others.

Some are tighter than others (thankfully).

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There are so many blue jean manufacturers out there that it is impossible to tell who they all are, what they have to offer, what the difference is between them, especially since the prices can so greatly fluctuate.

Take a look and see.

April 25, 2017 was the date that money.cnn.com related, “Nordstrom is offering “heavily distressed,” muddy jeans for $425 on its web site.

Nordstrom (JWN) says that the jeans “embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.” The mud has a shiny sheen to it, as if the jeans were dragged down a filthy hill and left in a wet ditch.”

Did we get that right? $425?

We love Nordstrom and we’d love to say we’re impressed but that’s not what we’re feeling.

Then we read that you can purchase some jeans for as little as $20.

What in the world can be the difference between a $425 jean and a $20 jean?

Yes we know that a brilliant sales person could passionately explain the differences to us better than any snake oil salesman that ever existed but we think that we’ll pass on that one.

All of this fuss over jeans came about because of this.

As shared at sfchronicle.com, “May 20, 1873, could well be considered one of the most noteworthy dates in fashion history.

Known as the birthday of the original blue jean, on this date Levi Strauss and business partner Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for work pants reinforced with copper rivets, a design innovation intended to strengthen the humble “waist overall” worn as workwear by pioneers of the West.”

Born a long time ago, the blue jean has evolved, grown but is not completely gown up and certainly has not grown old.

In fact it seems to have the found the fountain of youth complete with denim blue drinking water.

So in our search for some separation we’re feeling lucky so let’s read up on and visit with Lucky Brand blue jeans.

Lucky Brand Jeans is an American denim company founded in Vernon, California in 1990 by Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman.

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Lucky also produces other apparel, including active wear, outer wear, T-shirts, and professional attire.

Financially they’ve done incredibly well.

In December of 2013, Leonard Green & Partners acquired Lucky Brand Jeans for $225 million from Fifth & Pacific Companies.

Lucky Brand products are available through the 150 company-owned stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Canada, and Europe. In the United Arab Emirates and Australia, Lucky products can be found in David Jones department stores. In the U.S., Lucky is also sold at major department store chains including Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Belk, and Dillard’s, as well as at smaller specialty chains like Buckle.

The story about the founders is a fascinating one especially given how young they were when they started all of this.

In the 1970s, 21-year-old Gene Montesano and 17-year-old Barry Perlman opened a Florida jeans shop called Four Way Street.

In an interview they shared, “During the evenings, we’d head out to the local Laundromat with our pockets full of coins and some bleach. A few hours later, we had a stack of great washed jeans — one of a kind and 100% authentic!”

This is where the foundation that would eventually become Lucky Brand Jeans was started.

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In 1978, Gene moved to enter into the Los Angeles fashion industry. With partner Michael Caruso he started Bongo and ran the brand for 15 years. After leaving Bongo, Gene teamed up with his old business partner Barry Perlman in 1990 to launch Lucky Brand.

We all love a happy beginning with a great middle headed towards a fantastic future.

Gene & Barry created a brand that is known for the attention to detail put into each pair of jeans. This along with the stitching of “Lucky You” on the fly, accomplishes the goal that Gene & Barry set out to do; to create a product of good quality & good humor.

Is this paying attention to detail really true? The reviews seem to say so.

At influenster.com they are blue in a good way with reviews:

“So I love Lucky Brand jeans. They’re the nicest jeans I’ve yet to have and are consistent. They’re expensive but they have pretty amazing deals. If you love sales like I do, then you can actually afford these jeans if you put in the time to find the right sale.”

“The quality Lucky Brand gives is wonderful! Their jeans last for years and tops are beautiful! You can usually find a deal and their staff is always helpful. This is one of my favorite places to find new and beautiful fashion.”

“My boyfriend’s mother introduced me to Lucky and I’m now a loyal Lucky customer and I’m never going back! I have a small waist, wider hips, thick thighs and a long torso. These jeans stay put, fit perfectly, stretch in the right places and keep their shape where they should. All I own now!”

The last review really stands out for us. We know that skinny jeans are the rave but we’re happy that our shapely girls receive some well-deserved blue jean stitches too.

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So many men in our circle are absolutely crazy about them even though they may not want to come out in the open and say so.

They look spectacular in tight blue jeans.

Perhaps their success stems from their very inspiring philosophy. At luckybrand.com they muse, “We know that jeans are much more than just denim and grommets; they’re a true blue American icon.

Staying true to the rich heritage — and authentic, all-American spirit — of denim, Lucky Brand began crafting great-fitting, vintage-inspired jeans in Los Angeles in 1990. We gave them their distinctively Lucky look by literally putting them through the wringer — ripping, fraying, sanding, patching and washing by hand — to give them true character and soul. Then, we added authentic hardware, personalized touches and playful details, and an American legend was born.

Our jeans are made for the free-thinker, the artist, the dreamer; they’re made to dance, work, run, jump, play and rock ‘n’ roll (just like you). Our inspiration doesn’t just come from the rugged workwear of denim pioneers, but from the free spirit and laid-back lifestyle of our Southern California roots. We find inspiration everywhere, from the secluded outlooks of Big Sur, to the old-school tattoo parlors of Venice and the beautiful beaches of Malibu. We reference music, art and photography — old and new,”

Beautiful. Blue jean words to live by.

We feel so lucky.

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http://www.sfchronicle.com/style/article/SF-s-first-fashion-icon-Levi-s-501s-11153403.php

http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/25/news/companies/nordstrom-dirty-jeans/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/25/news/companies/nordstrom-dirty-jeans/index.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/mott-and-bow-womens-skinny-jeans-review-2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Brand_Jeans

https://www.influenster.com/reviews/lucky-brand

http://www.luckybrand.com/a-very-lucky-history/our-story.html 

 

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