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Jeans is the popular name for pants made with Denim. They were invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss, in 1873. The word “jeans” comes from Genoa, Italy, where corduroy cotton was made, called Jean or Jeane.
Strauss moved to San Francisco in 1853, after immigrating from Germany in 1851. He sold lingerie and fabrics, and there was cotton cloth among his merchandise. A Nevada tailor, Davis, bought the fabric to make tents, covers for carts and blankets, but a client asked for some pants that could withstand a lot of work. Davis took part in the denim and made the pants with copper trim and pockets, satisfying the customer’s request. He then had the idea of patenting the trousers and contacted Strauss, with whom he associated and organized serial production. Since then, jeans have crossed borders and can be purchased all over the world, in different sizes, sizes, and colors.