These are vintage Levi's Stone Washed Blue Jeans. Levi Strauss & Co. was founded in 1853 when Mr. Strauss migrated to the U.S. from Buttenheim, Franconia (now Germany) to start a dry good wholesale business in San Francisco, CA. Jacob Davis, a tailor and jewish immigrant from Latvia, invented the idea of denim work pants and in 1873 he partnered with Levi and they received a patent for their pants. The Levi's 501 model was designed in the 1890's and became the world's best selling piece of clothing. Levi's brand is a true staple of America due to its vast history and the story of its founders. These jeans are a perfect vintage item for any collector of Levi's Strauss products or general collector.