The oldest jeans in the world for $ 46 thousand
Time can transform ordinary shahterskie pants in a unique exhibit. What happened to Levi’s jeans, dug out by chance in 1998 out of the ground in Nevada during private land work. It is noteworthy that the worker who installed them did not reject the old rag with disdain, and, having carefully examined it, presented his friend, who had collected old clothes, who, in turn, was clever enough and competent to give them the same result. : Specialists said almost a little that these jeans are the oldest jeans in the world. The age of jeans is estimated at least 120 years. Both participants of the discovery wished to remain unknown, and they also wanted to keep the location of the check in the secret. “I only know that they were found in a pile of dirt,” says Catherine Williamson, jeans, an appraiser at Butterfields Auctioneers in Los Angeles. According to Levi Strauss & Co, a historian of the company, Lynn Downey, jeans were surprisingly well preserved – if you do not count a few holes, from the waist to the calf and faded tissue. “If you look at them from the front, they look like old jeans that are wearing to cut the house,” he says. Researched fabric and branded copper rivets, historians of “Levi Strauss & Co”. came to the conclusion that jeans were released somewhere between 1880 and 1885. However, they cannot say with complete certainty whether they are the oldest in the world because the earthquake that occurred in San Francisco in 1906 destroyed the archive of the company. On the other hand, a good indicator of the age of jeans is the firm leather label located behind the back, which the company has been using since 1886. On the found jeans, he apparently was, but pulled away, or was removed. Nevertheless, experts at Levi’s claim that the jeans from Nevada were certainly sewn earlier than 1890a.
This jeans model is a simplified version of the well-known model 501 and equipped with an additional side pocket, which the shahters initially used to store tools. Jeans were manufactured in San Francisco from a fabric made in Amoskeag Mill in Manchester, New Hampshire. At that time, they probably cost about 75 cents – cheaper than a higher-quality model 501, which cost about $ 1.25. Representatives of Levi’s with their purchase On our days, on the lasting multi-day online auction on eBay in San Francisco, these jeans were redeemed by their manufacturer for $ 46, 532 dollars. “This is an important part of the history of our company,” said Levi’s representative Bob Haas. “It is noteworthy that they will now be kept in our archives.” Three years ago, Levi’s bought for its collection a pair of jeans dated 1890 from Seth Weisser, the owner of the What Comes Around Around Goes Around New York boutique, selling 25 thousand dollars for them. Until now, they were considered the most ancient of the preserved jeans on the plan. But here – so good luck! Now the oldest jeans in the world will be displayed in the window of the largest store of this company in San Francisco. In honor of them, Levi’s decided to release a limited edition of 500 pieces of the pair of trousers repeating this original. Jeans will appear in November in the line of Levi’s Vintage Clothing. Most likely, these jeans, made of artificially contrasted original denim fabric, with stitches, buttons and other details, including a pocket knife for a penknife, repeating a old-fashioned piece, will be sewn in a fabric in New Year’s United States.