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March 22, 2006

Italian Co. Designs Jeans for Muslims

Jeans tailor-made to fit Muslim needs hit European market

Europe's practicing Muslims have finally found their fit: An Italian clothes firm is producing jeans that are tailor-made for the Islamic world.

The trousers, licensed by an Udine-based firm named Al Quds, are the brainchild of Luca Corradi, an Italian stylist.

"I couldn't help noticing that Muslims bend down to pray several times a day. This movement is not very common in our culture," Corradi told reporters last week.

Higher waist

Corradi realized that Muslims would find Western jeans uncomfortable. So he came up with trousers that are less tight and have a higher waist.

Because Muslims usually take off their watches, glasses and other personal objects during prayer, he also designed larger pockets.

Finally, the seams are made in green -- a sacred color in the Islamic world -- while the shabby look so popular in Western Europe is snubbed.

On Italy's shelves as from last week, the jeans cost 18 euros (US$21).

Because they are being sold by a major French supermarket chain, they should soon find a distribution channel in other European countries as well.

But Al Quds, which is the Arab name for Jerusalem, has also set its sights on the Middle East.

"Our stylist is looking for some help among his Arab colleagues. We hope they will help us start producing a wider range of trousers in the not so distant future," Cavalli said.

The jeans should find plenty of buyers among Italy's 700,000 Muslims.

Wild Thing's comment.....
Good lord what next! " higher waist" hmmmmm to cover the bomb belts? And the same story HERE tells us this.......

ROME - They're high around the waist, wide around the leg and have lots of pockets for holding watches, bracelets, glasses and other knickknacks.

The pockets are for holding all the accessories.

For holding things? You mean like bombs, big knives for beheadings? What? Huh? Tell us more! Maybe they will play Kumbaya in the stores.

HERE is the website for the jean maker.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 22, 2006 12:47 AM


I like that bear…LOL. My gosh you are good with those graphics.

Posted by: BobF at March 22, 2006 07:14 AM

Dhimmitude comes in many forms. The Italian firm will probably announce a secular Italian version with knee pads and "Shoot Me" in Arabic stitched on the pockets.

Been reading Polipundit's predictions about the coming civil war within Islam itself, and he believes that parts of France, all of Spain and Italy, the Balkans and Macedonian coastline will be Jihadi-style Islamic within a generation.

Posted by: Rhod at March 22, 2006 07:42 AM

giggle, Hi Bob thank you so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 22, 2006 08:00 AM

Hahaha I love what you said about a "secular Italian version" hahaha too funny Rhod.

That is interesting about the predictions and it could happen. Thanks you for sharing about this, everything is happening so fast.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 22, 2006 08:07 AM

Many years ago when I lived in Turkey a lot of the men wore baggy trousers with the crotch hanging between the knees. You would see men dressed up in a coat and tie and white shirt but with the baggy trousers. Of course American GIs have a wierd sense of humor. We called them seven day shitters.

Posted by: GUYK at March 22, 2006 07:30 PM

GUY omg hahahaha hilarious name for it I mean them.
Thanks GUY.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 22, 2006 07:37 PM