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The Birth of Jeans

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The Birth of Jeans

The Birth of Jeans

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Jeans refer to pants made of denim fabric. Here is a summary of the birth of jeans.

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Jeans were born during the Gold Rush in America in 1848, when gold prospectors flocked in search of instant wealth.

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The Gold Rush is famous for the influx of prospectors from around the world seeking instant wealth.

Gold Rush


The Gold Rush, also known as a gold rush, is the phenomenon where prospectors rush to newly discovered areas where gold is found, aiming to strike it rich by uncovering gold veins.

In a narrow sense, it refers to the California Gold Rush that occurred around 1848 in the United States. However, the term ‘Gold Rush’ itself appeared in the mid-1870s and thereafter.。

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The History of the Birth of Jeans

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The gold mining sites during the Gold Rush were harsh environments. Levi’s, born amidst these conditions, crafted durable jeans.

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The mining sites were harsh environments with mud, dirt, water, and more. Pants at the time quickly wore out in such conditions.

The History of the Birth of Jeans
In January 1848, gold was discovered in California, USA
[Denim Tidbits]Birth of Jeans(History of the birth of jeans)

Immigrants from around the world gather in search of instant wealth.

The harsh working conditions in the gold mining sites
[Denim Tidbits]Birth of Jeans(History of the birth of jeans)

Workwear quickly deteriorates due to the harsh working conditions with mud, dirt, and water.

A demand for durable pants arises
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Due to workwear quickly deteriorating, there arises a demand from those working in the gold mines for durable work attire.

In 1853, canvas off-white work pants were created
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Levi Strauss, the founder of Levi’s, made off-white work pants from a 10-ounce canvas twill fabric.

Work pants made of denim fabric are created
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Levi Strauss produces even sturdier work pants made of 9-ounce blue denim fabric.

Pants reinforced with rivets are created
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The craftsman Jacob Davis solves the problem of work pants’ pockets easily coming apart by applying rivets.

May 20, 1873, marks the birth of jeans
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On May 20, 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis jointly obtained a patent for “the method of using rivets to reinforce clothing pockets.

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A clothing production department is established within Levi Strauss & Co., managed by Levi Strauss. Jacob Davis is appointed as the supervisor of the production department. This marks the birth of Levi’s.

* The image is a conceptual illustration.

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It’s said that the term “jeans” came into use around the 1920s.

What are rivets?

What are rivets?

[Denim Tidbits]Birth of Jeans(Frayed pockets)

During the Gold Rush, denim work pants were born out of the harsh environment.

In the harsh working conditions of the gold mines, there was also an issue with the pockets of those work pants easily coming apart, which was solved by using rivets.

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Thanks to the rivets conceived by Jacob Davis, the pockets became less prone to tearing.

[Denim Tidbits]Birth of Jeans( Rivets on jeans)
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“Rivets” are the metal studs located at the edges of jeans pockets.

The rivet penetrates through the fabric from the backside and is secured by a metal piece on the front side, preventing the pocket from easily tearing apart.

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Rivets are not only used to reinforce pockets but are also sometimes attached as a fashion statement nowadays.

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