Levi's™

Levi's™ 7 [ˈliːvaɪz] [ˈliːvaɪz] noun plural
a US make of jeans (= trousers/pants made of denim )
 
Word Origin:
[Levi's] 1920s: named after Levi Strauss, original US manufacturer in the 1860s.  
Culture:
Levi’s are produced by Levi Strauss Associates in ↑San Francisco. They were first made during the ↑Gold Rush by Levi Strauss (1829–1902), who was born in Germany. He had started a company making tents in 1853 and then began to produce tough work clothes in 1874. Levi’s became fashionable in the 1960s and are now sold all over the world.

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