Styles & Eras
Vintage Denim Jackets
When San Francisco wholesaler Levi Strauss & Co. introduced the first jeans, then known as denim "waist overalls," in 1873, these rugged-but-comfortable pants with tougher riveted pockets were an immediate hit with working men on the West Coast. The company's first "working blouse," something akin to a light denim jacket, quickly followed. In 2008, denim historian Mike Harris, author of "Jeans of the Old West," discovered the earliest...