Once the workingman's uniform, fashion and flexibility now make jeans a wardrobe unifier for students and society alike.
Neatly folded piles of jeans blanket the floor of a small walk in closet. Meet Joe Cubiotti: a senior at Syracuse University who loves jeans. He currently owns about 70 pairs, he said.
“Freshman year, everybody used to make fun of me,” said Cubiotti, a 20-year-old policy studies and management major. His friends teased him about his extensive jean collection that filled his closet and extra storage containers under the bed.