The origin of Levis really does not start with Leob Strauss - yes that's Leob - who later altered his name to Levi. This fascinating story begins with his partner Jacob Davis. Leob was a dry goods merchant in San Francisco. Davis was a clothes maker who bought his supplies from Leob. Davis approached Strauss in 1872 with an originality for making work pants known as overalls far more durable. Davi