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Jacob Davis was in charge of manufacturing when Levi Strauss & Co. In 1875 Levi and two associates purchased the Mission and Pacific Woolen Mills from the estate of former silver millionaire William Ralston.
Much of the mill's fabric was used to make the Levi Strauss & Co. The denim for the riveted work pants came from the Amoskeag Mill in Manchester, New Hampshire, a company known for the quality of its fabrics.
"Waist overalls" was the traditional name for work pants, which is what these first jeans were called.
was the only company allowed to make riveted clothing until the patent went into the public domain..
Around 1890, these pants were assigned the number 501, which they still bear today.
No item of clothing is more American than the blue jeans invented in 1873 by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss.
These two visionary immigrants, turned denim, thread and a little metal into the most popular clothing product in the world.