First jeans ever made

First jeans ever made

30 of the oldest American clothing brands that are still around today

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.

How Designer Jeans Broke Through the Mainstream

How Designer Jeans Broke Through the Mainstream

In 1853 he heard about Gold Rush in the West so moved to San Francisco to establish Western Branch of the family dry goods business. There he sold, among other things, cotton cloth. One of his customers was Jacob W. Davis, a tailor from Reno, Nevada. Davis made functional items such as tents, horse blankets, and wagon covers.

Vogue encyclopaedia: The history of denim jeans

Vogue encyclopaedia: The history of denim jeans

In 1853 he heard about Gold Rush in the West so moved to San Francisco to establish Western Branch of the family dry goods business. There he sold, among other things, cotton cloth. One of his customers was Jacob W. Davis, a tailor from Reno, Nevada. Davis made functional items such as tents, horse blankets, and wagon covers.

The Remarkable History Of Denim (How It Became an Icon in Fashion)

The Remarkable History Of Denim (How It Became an Icon in Fashion)

Hi, Viviana! Thanks so much for visiting Wonderopolis today and for leaving us this comment! We wonder if it is less expensive for manufacturers to make skinny jeans, since there is less fabric involved to make them than to make regular jeans? What do you think?:-)

The Complete History of Blue Jeans, From Miners to Marilyn Monroe

The Complete History of Blue Jeans, From Miners to Marilyn Monroe

Here, after programming a wear pattern into Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, a technician uses a giant laser to burn a faded pattern into an indigo pair, which then gets softened by hand with sand paper before it goes in the washer. The high-tech process condenses decades of wear into seconds.

The History of American Jeans: From Railroad to Runway

The History of American Jeans: From Railroad to Runway

If you’re lucky enough to own a pair of authentic, “selvage” denim jeans, you know what you love about them: their visible engineering, their durability, and the almost living way they fade and mold to your body. What you might not know is that their existence has long relied on an odd combination of obsolete machinery, working class necessity, retro fashion, American mythology, and foreign ingenuity.

Caring for Denim Jeans: To Wash or Not To Wash?

Caring for Denim Jeans: To Wash or Not To Wash?

They were awarded the patent in 1873 and blue jeans were born. Originally called “waist overalls,” they sold for $3 a pair in 1873 ($58 today). Sales soared to miners in the California gold rush.

How Denim Went From Workwear to Fashion Statement

I’ve boiled down each section into a few key arguments that you can use in sales situations to add value to the product you’re selling, to explain the origin and idea behind signature details of jeans and, very importantly, to demonstrate your competency.

How Jeans Are Made: Pre-Washing and Pre-Distressing

It’s not only enthusiasts who like jeans that have a lived-in look, most consumers do. In fact, even despite the resurgence in raw and unwashed denim, the faded look and soft touch of pre-washed jeans are still by far the most popular. While the denimhead prefers to create his own “wash,” most people are perfectly fine with taking a shortcut and buying jeans that are already washed and worn.