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Why are Jehovah's Witnesses against jeans?

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1 hour ago, The Librarian said:

Question sent in for me to post.



Are JW's against jeans ? Presume you mean the jeans that people wear on their lower half. 

Even when i was a JW I wore jeans and jean jackets. This is new to me.


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