Blue Jean TV

In the 1970s, it was widely believed that any product could be improved by adding denim to it. One example of this, already featured on WU, was the AMC Gremlin "Levi" Edition — an economy car upholstered with Levi jeans. It debuted in the early 70s.

Another example is the Zenith "Sidekick" Blue Jean TV, which hit the market in 1974. From the ad copy:

Meet Zenith's 12" diagonal black-and-white portable that's decked out, top and sides, in blue denim. Accented with bright orange stitching, authentic copper rivets, and a leather-look "Sidekick" name patch like the one on your jeans.

If you'd like to own one of these beauties, there's one for sale on eBay. Current bid is only $49.99.

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Oct 15, 2016
     Category: Fashion | Denim | Products | 1970s

I have a bluejean-covered audio cassette carrier, which is still quite functional. I never realized I was part of a cult movement.
Posted by Virtual on 10/16/16 at 12:42 PM
A friend used to sew up auto "bras" which were more popular during the '70's using old cast-off denim jeans. These were not as functional as would be expected after absorbing a few thousand bug guts before washing. The fabric then tended to come apart after a few washes.
Posted by KDP on 10/17/16 at 09:28 AM
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