Betcha Didn’t Know This Fashion History…

Who was responsible for making/designing the first pair of Blue Jeans?

It was……

JACOB W. DAVIS. 

Jacob W. Davis invented and was the genius behind the creation of the blue denim jeans. He invented the jeans by using sturdy cloth and rivets to strengthen weak points in the seams and partnered with Levi Strauss to mass produce them.

LEVI STRAUSS

Strauss opened his wholesale business as Levi Strauss & Co. and imported fine dry goods from his brothers in New York, including clothing, bedding, combs, purses, and handkerchiefs. He made tents and later jeans while he lived with Fanny’s growing family. Jacob W. Davis was one of his customers and one of the inventors of riveted denim pants in 1871, and he went into business with Strauss to produce blue jeans.

 

On May 20, 1873, marked a historic day: the birth of the blue jean.

It was on that day that Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis obtained a U.S. patent on the process of putting rivets in men’s work pants for the very first time.

And that is your history for the day!