Classic Blue Jeans, Team 16541.
||There is no piece of clothing more American than blue jeans, which were
invented by Levi Strauss. In 1853 he left New York to go to San Franciso, hoping to cash
in on the gold rush. He opened a dry goods store that sold supplies to miners, as well as
linens. In 1872 Levi received a letter from a Nevada tailor. Davis was one of
Strauss regular customers. In his letter, Davis told about the way he made pants for
his customers, he placed metal rivets at the points of strain-pocket corners and the base
of the fly. He didnt have the money to patent the process so he suggested that Levi
pay for the paperwork and that they take out the patent together. The patent was granted
on May 20th 1873 and the first blue jeans were born. The blue jeans invented by
Levi Strauss became popular internationally and an icon of America.