Jacob W. Davis – Inventor Of Jeans
Jeans or what is popularly known as Jacob W. Davis invented Denim in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. in 1871.
Yes, you read it right these happening, yet comfy blue trousers have come a long way, and still, it has never faded out of fashion scene.
These famous ‘Blue jeans’ which are fashion statement now were not that famous as fashionable wear but were very renowned among miners and ranchers back then, and they were known as “Overalls”.
Interested to know more about the same? Then scroll down to know more interesting facts and titbits about Jacob W. Davis-Inventor of Jeans.
Place of birth?
Riga, then Russian Empire, today Latvia, in 1831.
Jacob who was a tailor by profession once got a request by a client on how he should make stronger working pants for labourers.
So he started off making a pair of pants with tough duck cotton and later he switched to denim cotton. And soon the demand was way high than his supply.
Jacob met Levi to explained about the ever rising demand for stronger work pants for workers. So they teamed up to create a best and comfortable work pants which will be known for its strength.
Jacob W. Davis and Levi Strauss decided one day to patent the same and jeans got its inventor with a patent on May 20, 1873.
Later Strauss who always wanted to start off garment business had set up a nice shop in San Francisco so that he can produce Davis’ pants. And even Davis agreed for the same and sifted to the USA to run the store with Strauss. And now that small shop is one of the biggest manufacturing plants of jeans.