Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Blue Jeans!

My husband reminded me that today is the birthday of denim, the 138th birthday 
to be exact.
It all started in 1873, May 20th to be exact. 
That day was the beginning of blue jeans. 

These two visionary immigrants, turned denim, thread and a little metal into the most popular clothing product in the world. Waist overalls, was the traditional name for work pants, which is what these first jeans were called. The word jeans became more popular around 1960 when the baby-boom generation adopted the term for its favorite type of pants, blue jeans. 

With the patent secured (20th of May 1873), Levi hired Jacob Davis to oversee production of the riveted pants at the Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco plant. Sometime during 1873, the first riveted clothing was made and sold.

Thank you Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss for creating something we've all come to love and adore so much, denim. What would we do without our favorite pair of blue jeans?


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