Levi Strauss & Co. is a worldwide corporation organized into three geographic divisions: Levi Strauss Americas, headquartered in San Francisco; Levi Strauss Europe, based in Brussels; and Levi Strauss Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, based in Singapore. The company employs a staff of approximately 16,000 people worldwide.
Products include jeans, trousers, shorts, shirts, jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, T-shirts, underwear, socks, accessories, shoes, dresses, skirts, belts, overalls, jumpsuits and a “big and tall” range. Jeans are categorized by fit as skinny, slim, straight, bootcut, taper, relaxed, flare and big & tall. Most of the adult denim jeans are identifiable by trademarked three digit style numbers. 501s are available in styles for both men and women, the rest of the 500 series is marketed for men and the 300, 400, 700, and 800 series for women, with the exception of 751s which are classic straight zip fly jeans.
Levi’s has been worn by people from all walks of life, from miners to Nobel Prize recipients including Albert Einstein himself, whose famous leather jacket was made by Levi Strauss & Co in the ’30s and has recently been sold at auction house Christie’s for £110,500.