The vintage look has become much more expensive. A buyer in Southeast Asia has bought a pair of 125-year-old Levis for nearly $ 100,000.
And you thought your jeans cost a pretty penny.
The jeans, originally bought in 1893 by Solomon Warner, a shop owner in the Arizona Territory, have a drastically different look than today's Levis. Warner's jeans had only a single pocket, a button closure and no belt loops – remember men preferred a good selection of suspenders during the day.
The denims, size 44 with a 36-inch inseam, indicate that Warner was not a small man
Warner, it turns out, had a colorful history that had nothing to do with his jeans. He founded one of the first shops in Tucson, which sold American dry goods, and survived 1870 shot by Apaches.
The jeans were in good condition when they were bought earlier this month because Warner had only worn them a few times.
The identity of the buyer and the exact amount of the sale remained under lock and key since the Levis were sold through a private sale and not through an auction.
The Associated Press made contributions to this report.