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In his 2003 novel Pattern Recognition, William Gibson created the coolest character ever to grace the pages of a book. Cayce Pollard is the world's best coolhunter, and her highly astute ability to judge brands is largely due to the fact that she is literally allergic to corporate logos and mascots. She wears a series of uniforms referred to as Cayce Pollard Units, or CPUs. Gibson describes these as things that could have been wear, to general lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. Her go-to items include shrunken Fruit of Loom T-shirts, Buzz Rickson MA-1 bomber jacket, and black Levis 501s with arcuates on back pick out and branding on buttons file off. It is just one of many testaments to humble jeans ' ability to transcend trends. Its straight leg, regular waist, and enduring appeal will truly never go out of style. Of course, main leg up Levis has on its competitors is a big differentiation point: They literally invented modern jean. During the Gold Rush of 1800s, numerous people flocked to the wild west in hopes of striking it rich through digging through dirt. Among them was Levi Strauss, who works at his familys dry goods business in New York, called J. Strauss Brother & Co. Seeing an opportunity in California, he packed his bags for San Francisco, selling items like clothes, tents, handkerchiefs, combs, bedding, and bags. One of his customers, guy named Jacob Davis, co-invented pair of rugged work pants made from tough denim fabric, adding rivets to reinforce construction. That Levis story in a nutshell. But according to Jonathan Cheung, SVP of Levi's Design, 501 actually didnt become jeans as we know them today until the 1960s. 501, actual, I guess, lot number, as we refer to Levi's, dates from around 1890 and that is a fair bit of time after 501 as Jean was invent, and that was in the 1870s, say Cheung. Another interesting anecdote is that Levi's didn't call them jeans themselves until the 1960s. That's really when jeans cross over into popular culture, so they move from purely blue-collar workwear into leisure-wear and casual-wear. There are stories upon stories about how Levis have become a commonly accepted part of the modern wardrobe. Among the most famous is how singer Bing Crosby once couldnt check into Vancouver five-star hotel in 1951 because he arrived in head-to-toe denim. He gets in when hotel bellhop recognizes him, but Levis took the opportunity to make him custom denim tuxedo jacket from the same fabric used in 501. In 2014, Levis Vintage Clothingthe, label imprint specializing in archival reproductionsre-release version of this jacket. As far as Canadian tuxedos go, Its probably the best in Its class. The same could be said for 501.

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