named after Nimes
, a French
city. The fabric was said to be 'de Nimes', from Nimes.
The fabric is usually blue, but other colours (black
being the most popular) exist. Denim is notable for its ability to withstand wearing and fraying, and is used for jeans
and light protective clothing, such as overall
s. Typical denim weighs about 150-250g per m2