When do you think blue jeans were invented? 50 years ago? 100 years ago? How about over 140 years ago!
On May 20th 1873, Jacob W. Davis and co-applicant Levis Strauss & Company were granted a patent for ‘Fastening Pocket-Openings’. These pocket openings were copper rivet fasteners for durable trousers designed by Davis, a tailor to trade, after a request to make a pair of trousers suitable for a woodcutter.
These durable trousers, with innovative fastenings, are believed to be the first examples of blue jeans as we know them today. It also tells you how long Levis Strauss & Company has been in the business of making blue jeans.