Born today was Levi Strauss
Whose pants are worn around the house.
And if the husband is a mouse,
They’re probably worn by his spouse.
“In 1872, a Nevada tailor named Jacob Davis asked Strauss to join him in a business venture. He had added metal rivets to the pockets of denim pants, making them less likely to rip at the seams. Seeing the value of the rivets, Strauss agreed to work with Davis. The next year, Strauss’s company sold its first blue denim pants with rivets, the original Levi’s blue jeans. The pants also featured two rows of V-shaped orange stitching on the back pockets, so customers could easily pick out Strauss’s jeans. That “V” is still used on Levi’s.” [lee.com]