Jacob Davis – A Moment in Denim History

As many readers know, this week marks the anniversary of the first patented riveted jean. While original blue jeans brand Levi’s has been celebrating their 140 years of the 501, independent men’s denim label Jacob Davis (named after the famed denim tailor who partnered with Levi’s Strauss) is also keeping the spirit and memory of the jean alive through their latest collection of traditional denim pieces.

Earlier last year, the Stylesight denim team discovered Made in America denim brand Jacob Davis. Led by denim aficionados Jason Ferro and Jason Briggs, the Jacob Davis line honors the traditional craftsmanship of Davis with their finely-tuned collection of gentleman’s lifestyle garments.

Positioning themselves in the premium end of the market, the LA-based brand offers its classic 5-pocket styles in a selection of American, Japanese and Italian selvedge denims. While the polished copper rivets pay tribute to Davis’ original 1873 overalls, the pant cuts take a more contemporary approach with slim and straight shapes. The denims are offered in various washes ranging from raw to authentic saddle worn looks that are completed in the brands very own laundry house. Each pair is signed off with a vintage-inspired copper branding plaque, embossed rivets and corresponding chain-stitching that run throughout. Meanwhile, the shirt selections come in either a selvedge lined railroad stripe or a beautiful raw workwear style finished with traditional Wild West concho buttons.

To celebrate Jacob Davis’ milestone moment, the brand yesterday (the actual 140th anniversary day) launched their new website that features the full collection of denim and apparel as well as a storied timeline of the legend, Jacob Davis.

Read further on the 140th anniversary celebrations with CNN’s latest photo album or check out Levi’s new “Story of the 501” film.

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