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Interesting Facts about Levi Strauss

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Facts about the man behind the jeans.

Rated 8 points - posted 7 years ago by JanetK in category People.
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Levi started selling blankets to the 49'ers who were searching for gold. Report Abuse
Men would arrive with almost nothing but the clothes on their back and the first thing they would buy was food and a blanket.
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Awesome 🎅🏿
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cool
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The name 'jeans' came from from the italian name 'genes'; these were the name of the pants worn by sailors in Italy. Report Abuse
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I didn’t know that.
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wow so awesome! right?
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Omg i did not know that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its so awsome though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Strauss put a signature 'V' shaped stitch on the back pockets to identify his pants. Report Abuse
That 'V' is still there today.
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That is asome
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This is not true. His nephew was the one who put it on. This was after his death, and it represents an Eagle not a V
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that 'V' is still there today.
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At the tender age of 18 Levi Strauss came to the United States from Bavaria Report Abuse
Because his family was Jewish they were forced to live in the Jewish Quarter and were segregated from the rest of the population.
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Dude their right, it's Buttenheim, Bavaria, Germany.
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Not true. He came from Butteinhan, Germany!
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The fabric used to make the jeans was made by Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in Manchester, New Hampshire. Report Abuse
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Strauss became a rich man and donated much of his fortune to charity. Report Abuse
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Strauss became a trusted man with peddlers and 49'ers. Report Abuse
He was apparently one of the few honest businessmen in San Fransisco.
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Strauss's blue jeans were originally called 'waist overalls' Report Abuse
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Coool
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I never knew that
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Levis's father the materials to make clothing. Report Abuse
Out of an old sack his father sold cloth needles, pins, thread and lace.
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this doesnt make sence
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He was famous for paying his workers well. Report Abuse
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A leather patch was created to sew on the back of all Strauss's jeans. Report Abuse
That leather patch showed to horses playing tug of war with a pair of Strauss's pants.
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A patent was granted to Strauss and Davis for the idea of using the rivet. Report Abuse
The patent was granted on May 20, 1873; that day is considered the birthday of blue jeans.
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The tailor was Jacob Davis; he and Strauss put rivets on the demin pants. Report Abuse
This was a totally new idea in the world of clothing. This made the pants stronger and rip less.
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This fact is actually pretty true.
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Strauss partnered with a Nevada tailor to make heavy cotton pants. Report Abuse
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Strauss was receiving dry goods from his brothers back in New York Report Abuse
When the railroads opened in 1869 getting things shipped from New York was quicker and cheaper.
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During the gold rush Levi moved to San Fransisco and opened a dry goods business. Report Abuse
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The Levi Strauss blue jeans became a symbol of freedom. Report Abuse
For many years buyers could only purchase Levi's in the United States. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 many of the 'dismantlers' were photographed wearing the famous Levi jeans.
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There are museums in both San Francisco and his birth place Guttenheim, Germany Report Abuse
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Strauss never married. Report Abuse
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His brother's moved to America first and started a clothing store. Report Abuse
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yeah
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dont you mean brothers
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