While styles come and go over the decades, a good denim never goes out of fashion. People with old Levis sitting around may be shocked to hear that a pair of 125-year-old Levis has been sold for a staggering $ 100,000.
According to a Detroit News report, Levi Strauss & Co. created the vintage denim in 1893. In 2016, the jeans were up for auction, but they could not sell. This time, Daniel Buck Auctions sold the long-lived Levis to a buyer somewhere in Southeast Asia, Fortune reported
While the details of the current denim owner are publicly unavailable, the jeans The original owner was Solomon Warner, which she bought in 1893. Warner worked as a shopkeeper in the Arizona Territory. At that time there were no belt loops for jeans, because men wore braces so they would not fall over. The style of the Levis classic included only a pocket on the back and a button closure. While the denim for the production of the almost record-breaking jeans came from a New Hampshire Mill, Levi & # 39; s in San Francisco produced the pair. The size of the waist circumference is 44 inches and the inseam 36 inches, which gives an insight into the original owner of the garment ̵
The couple remained in excellent condition as Warner wore them only a few times before he became ill. After that, the jeans were kept for decades in a trunk.
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According to Daniel Buck Soules from Daniel Buck Auctions, the buyer's agent came and inspected the jeans to secure their condition before the buyer decided to make the private purchase. Soules said the new owner of the jeans is a person who likes old Levis.
While this sale did not fully create a record sales record for vintage denim, it is one of the best-selling pairs of ancient Levis. A pair of 501s from the 1880s was sold for $ 60,000, and another pair from the 1800s went down for more than $ 100,000 in the past.
The most famous jeans brand in the world, the German immigrant Levi Strauss, founded Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco Francisco in May 1853. On May 20, 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were granted a patent for a copper rivet that was used to reinforce the Load points for jeans was used. In the 1870s, they began to design denim overalls, and in the 1890s they began manufacturing Levis 501 jeans.
Since then, people from all walks of life have attracted Levi, including the shopkeeper, who owned this 125-year-old couple. A good pair of these jeans can last for centuries.