A tailor from Reno, Neveda, named Jacob Davis, came up with the idea of riveted pants in response to a customer whose pockets kept ripping. Fearing that someone might steal his idea and recruited Levi Strauss, owner of dry goods wholesaler Levi Strauss & Co., as a business partner. Their patent was obtained on May 20, 1873.
Today, on average Americans have seven pair of jeans in their wardrobe. So with the celebration of blue jeans, and considering that the U.S. buys 450 million pairs of jeans every year, I thought it would be fun to do a quick roundup of my favorite pairs that are out there today.
7 For All Mankind Mid Rise Skinny available at Piperlime- $189
Flare Play Jeans by Dittos available at ModCloth- $99.99
1969 Perfect Boot Jeans available at Gap-