Levi Strauss (Blue Jeans)
Levi Strauss was born in Germany in 1829. He moved to San Francisco in 1853 to open a dry goods store. People were flocking to California for the Gold Rush, and there was a need for good work pants. A tailor named Jacob Davis had an idea to use metal rivets to hold the pants together. Strauss and Davis worked together to patent what we know as the blue jean. Eventually, Levi Strauss and Co. was established to manufacture the pants. Strauss died in 1902 and today, the blue jean is the most popular apparel item in the world.