I say denim You say de Nimes

Zoe Karssen 
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Here is my trivia for the night:  Last night I was at French class and found out that denim is from France. Really!? I always thought I knew roughly the story of Levi Strauss and thought that denim was American.  But it turns out it comes from France and what is even more surprising is that Ben, a Frenchman, didn't know this.  I wonder why!?  You would think he would claim this as one of the great French inventions!  Anway,  apparently Denim gets it's name from the French city of Nimes (de Nimes).  So, I hope that you get asked this at your next trivia night! And... apologies if I've told you something you already know.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! I had no idea! Thanks for the fun fact :)

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