Is Wearing Blue Jeans Cultural Appropriation?

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    I read someplace today that some Univ. in England decided that Sombreros, of all things, would be considered cultural appropriation and thus prohibited.

    Blue jeans, designed by Levi Strauss and Co. in America were the clothes worn by only American farmers and cowboys and clearly a symbol of America. Is this not then cultural appropriation?
     
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    Nope

    Hasn't been since Brooke Shields met Calvin Klein.


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    No, I was wearing blue jeans before that. I was not in the US, much less a farmer or a cowboy.
     
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    They were both Americans anyway.
     
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    Actually Jeans (not called that till much later) were designed for and sold to miners and were not blue. Denim (Serge de Nimes - a French made fabric) was eventually selected by Strauss, a fabric supplier and partner to Jacob Davis the tailor who designed the pants, to deal with the complaint that the sailcloth fabric chaffed in delicate areas.
    Davis was a Latvian born immigrant, Strauss was a Jewish-German immigrant.
    Just a little history.
     
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    Yes, and Pancho Villa was the first person who conceived a wide-brim hat.

    Maybe it's better to just shut up if you're just going to spout inanities.
     
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    What about black jeans? I wear black more than blue.'

    Surely I'm offending someone. I can only hope.
     
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    Blacks have white skeletons! I want them spray painted lol
     
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    Wow....... Really?
     
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    Yes, indeed. So shut up if you're going to be a wanker. Damn! I've done it again!
     

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