Okay, so jeans and pants are referred to as plural. When we refer to a brand of jeans, we pluralize the brand by saying and writing things like:
"I got Girbauds for my birthday." (a pair of Girbaud jeans)
"She's going to wear my Lees tonight." (a pair of Lee jeans)
"I'll wear Armani Exchanges." (a pair of Armani Exchange jeans)
However, when it comes to Levi's jeans, the name is possessive. In my head, it seems like we should say:
"John's wearing Levi'ses." (a pair of Levi's jeans)
That's not what we say, tough. We say it with a single S. But how do we write it so that it conforms to the rule of pluralizing?
One thought I had was "Levis'," but that's not the name. The name contains an apostrophe and that apostrophe goes before the S (i.e., Levi's jeans).
Anyway, I'm writing something and I really need to figure out how to write "Levi's" in a context like shown in the three examples above. I don't want to stilt the language by rewording it. I want what I write to reflect what was actually said.
Any help you might give would be greatly appreciated.
By the way, this is different than a question I saw on here about McDonald's because when we pluralize McDonald's, we actually say the second S (i.e., McDonald'ses).