Lynn Downey worked for about 25 years as a professional archivist and historian for the Levi’s Jeans brand. Her job was to built the Levi’s archive with historical materials. She built an extremely rare Levi’s collection which contains more than 5.000 outstanding pieces. In 2015 Lynn Downey started with a new journey, writing a book about Levi Strauss, the founder of the Levi’s Jeans brand. Now almost a year later she finished her book project and it’s now available: Levi Strauss – ‘The man who gave blue jeans to the world’. Looking forward to read it. Thanks Lynn Downey for sharing all your knowledge about this legendary denim man!


Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.