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A glimpse into the life of Levi's fashion historian Tracey Panek

May 20 is an important day for denim historians. On this day in 1873 Levi Strauss and a tailor named Jacob Davis from Nevada received the US patent for adding rivets to the pockets of workwear pants, creating a landmark design innovation. The day is referred to as the birth of the modern blue jean or 501 Day within Levi’s World. It is also the...

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