Wrangler Jeans is one of the most well-known iconic denim brands in the United States, right next to Levi’s and Lee Jeans. Having its' unique place in history, Wrangler’s authentic western jeans, cowboy work shirts and other items are all part of the classic denim brand known for their quality, comfort, and durability. Their manufacturing plant is located in Greensboro, North Carolina with many other production companies throughout the world. Let's take a look at how this iconic brand began. In 1887, a 20 year man named CC Hudson left his home and began work at an overall factory in Greensboro, NC sewing on buttons for 25 cents a day. He continued working at the factory for almost 20 years until it closed in 1904. Hudson, his brother, and a few other employees bought a few of the sewing machines from the closing company to start the Hudson Overall Company. Sales from this company were booming, and by 1919, the company moved to a larger location changing the name to Blue Bell Overall Company. Blue Bell was purchased in 1926 for $585,000 by Big Ben Manufacturing. The 2 companies merged, but still kept the name Blue Bell. The company continued to grow and introduced Super Big Ben Overalls in 1936. These overalls featured 100% Sanforized fabric guaranteeing shrinking to less than 1%. One year later, CC Hudson passed away. Soon afterwards, Blue Bell acquired the Casey Jones Company which manufactured work clothing. With the acquisition of the Casey Jones Company came the rights to the brand name Wrangler. In 1947, celebrity tailor Rodeo Ben designed and created Wrangler western jeans for the public. During the same year professional cowboys, like World Champion Jim Shoulders, tested and endorsed the Wrangler brand which is part of the reason the jeans still have the western feel and vibe to them making them the number one jeans among cowboys and cowgirls. In 1948, Jim Shoulders became the official endorsee for Wrangler Jeans, a partnership that lasted 58 years until Jim's passing. However, it wasn’t until 1974 that the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association officially endorsed Wrangler Jeans.