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Wear your jean jacket proudly. Legislature makes denim California's official fabric

 (Bleulab jeans)
(Bleulab jeans)

It’s official.

The California Legislature has declared denim the state’s official fabric.

Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Marin County) presented the wryly named AB 501, while his colleagues displayed jean jackets and joked whether Jordache jeans would be included.

“AB 501 tells both the story of California and global culture,” Levine said.

Levine easily overcame the opposition.

The bill passed 59-3. Gov. Jerry Brown hasn’t weighed in yet. ¬†

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