[Updated Oct. 8] They started out as practical garb for Gold Rush miners. A century later, every self-respecting rebel without a cause wore them. In the ‘60s, the bellbottom version defined the hippie era. Then came designer jeans and respectability.
Now jeans are simply a fact of American life. Even at the Country Club.
Despite the metal plaque at the entrance to the clubhouse that reads, "No blue denim. Thank you," members and their guests are now permitted to wear jeans at the 19th Hole. Read more » about Country Club allows jeans in 19th Hole