The 50 Most Iconic Designs of Everyday Objects

7. Levis Denim Jeans

Year Invented: 1873

Designer: Jacob Davis/Levi Strauss

Although the denim fabric was invented long before, jeans as we know them today were not invented until 1873, when Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss designed the first pair out of denim with strategically placed, reinforced copper rivets to prevent ripping.

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