Anonymous asked: Define jawn?
All you need to know:
History of the term “jawnz”:
“Jawn” has always been used as a substitute for the word “thing”. It’s been used forever. Way back to the days of the Mayans. “Jawn” translates to “object” in the Mayan language. The word retained its sole meaning until the mid 1800’s.
It was during this time (approx. 1858) that Abraham Lincoln forged the first pair of selvedge jeans out of a raw denim American flag, because he was a great patriot and tired of the low-quality denim found at department stores. He termed them “Jawnz”, a mixture of “Jawn” and “Jeans”.
The Jawnz War (or Civil War as some now call it) started because of a dispute dealing with the cuffing of jeans. The South believed that jeans should never be cuffed, and the North believed it was up to the individual to decide the way his or her jeans were styled at the ankle. Needless to say, the North was victorious, and the citizens of our country now wear jeans both cuffed and uncuffed.
After Lincoln’s assasination, the production of jawnz sky rocketed, and by the early 1900’s there were so many cheap imitations of true jawnz that people were being locked up for fake claims of “producing next-level shit”.
It was during these dark days that the “Four Run” was assembled. It was a coalition of four of the greatest male sartorial minds of the time, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Teddy Roosevelt, dedicated to finding and attaining the most sacred of “next-level jawnz”. The “four” men would talk and “run” messages and ideas back and forth. Due to different dictions and verbal inflections, the name “Four Run” was shortened. The term “Forum” had been born.
Throughout the rest of the century, forums started in taverns, speakeasies, sheds, houses, storefronts, and basically anywhere men could stop to talk about their newly copped jawnz. The internet was created to share information and pictures depicting newly crafted jawnz. Everyone knew they had to have pics, or it didn’t happen. This way, they could share their jawnz and attain credibility, leading to “internet fame”.
We now speak of “Jawnz” as any high-fashion, next-level, well-made, game-changing, highly desired piece of clothing or accessory. Jawnz give the wearer a type of super power, an edge on any other male and instant tractor beam to #menswear bloggeurs.
The Four Run once spoke of a “grail”, a jawn so powerful, it could start wars and end nations. It is the secret dream of any #menswear blogger to find the grail, although many doubt its existence. A select few believe it is in the possession of the Illuminati.
I am glad you asked this question.