In the 19th century, San Francisco dry goods merchant Levi Strauss produced “waist overalls”—the early name for jeans. They became a hit with gold miners eager to strike it rich in California. In 1886, Strauss added a brown leather patch on the back of his waist overalls. The label, which showed a pair of jeans being pulled between two horses, was still affixed to Levi’s jeans. In the 20th century, American men, eager to imitate movie stars from the 1930 Hollywood Westerns, proudly wore the pants. By the 1990s, jeans were everywhere—on babies, parents, teachers, and executives.

What is the main idea of the aforementioned paragraph?

Jeans have evolved over the years but remain popular.

Explanation

The author cites how jeans continue to change and stay popular over time. The other options are incorrect because they either infer that jeans are no longer popular or imply that jeans failed to maintain popularity.

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