Vintage Levi's Jeans Guide - Rivet Designs
Arguably along with the
actual denim material used in the production of jeans, are arguably one
of the most defining items of a pair of jeans. It is the
reasoning behind Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss patenting the idea of
using them at the stress points on May
20,1873 which can be
considered the 'birthday' of jeans.
Style of the first
'waist-overalls' later to be known as jeans.
Closeup of the first style
and process, very rare and obiously denote very valuable piece of denim. And piece of history
Possibly the first copper
style used on denim. Note the 20 in the middle and the letters on
the surround are indented.
also denotes a very
collectable pair of Levis
Peroid: Early 1900's :
Note the lettering is now raised.
Peroid: WWII Peroid there was a simplified version used in
order to conserve raw materials
1966-1982 Thin silver base with L.S.CO-S.F-Levi Strauss and Co- San Francisco
to above except for outter ring
Peroid:1989-1992 - Recessed letters and circular lines
This style in copper or aluminum is standard in todays Levi's 501 lineup.