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It all begins in the late half of the 1800's. Wouldn't
you love to own the very first pair of Levi waist overalls?
May 20, 1873 marked an 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.
They were called “waist overalls" or “overalls"
until 1960, when baby boomers adopted the name “jeans."
One day the wife of a local laborer asked Jacob to make a
pair of pants for her husband that wouldn’t fall apart. Jacob tried to think of
a way to strengthen his trousers and came up with the idea to put metal rivets at
points of strain, like pocket corners and the base of the button fly. These riveted
pants were an instant hit. Jacob quickly decided to take out a patent on the process,
but needed a business partner to help get the project rolling. He immediately thought
of Levi Strauss, from whom he had purchased the cloth to make his riveted pants.
Davis wrote to Levi to suggest that the two men hold the patent together. Levi,
being an astute businessman, saw the potential for this new product, and agreed
to Jacob’s proposal. The two men received patent #139,121 from the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office on May 20, 1873. Soon, the first riveted clothing was made
and sold. They made their first jeans out of denim the traditional fabric
for men’s workwear.
is a generic term for garments originating from a previous era. In the marketplace
today you can find true vintage clothing as well as reproductions of clothes from
past eras. Lev's Vintage Clothing is an area of the Levi's website that offers
clothing. Through their seasonal collections, iconic reissues and special
editions, they relivetheir treasured history and offer timeless products to discerning
connoisseurs that are as obsessed with it as they are at Levi Strauss & Company.
Each season, their designers explore the Levi’s® Archives and uncover the secrets
of the past, bringing them back into the world through faithful reproductions as
relevant, purpose-built and style-forward now as they were then. Faithfully
capturing the spirit & heritage of American work wear, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing
reproduces the fits, fabrics and details of bygone eras (http://www.levi.com/US/en_US/features/levis-vintage-clothing)
If you get lucky and spot our famous red tab as you scan
the racks for the perfect new-to-you jeans, here a few ways to help determine when
they were made.
1. Check the Red Tab: Take a look at the right back pocket.
Do you see the famous red tab? Is the word LEVI’S® in all capital letters,
or does it have a small letter “e" instead? The Tab with LEVI’S (also known
as “Big E") means the jeans are from before 1971.
2. Look for Care Tags: Care tags began being added to Levi’s
garments in the 1970s.
3. Examine the Inseams: The style of inseam on almost all
Levi’s® made before the mid-1980s featured a single felled inseam, which is a single
stitch running down the inner thigh.
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