Levi Strauss & Co.'s pair of jeans from 1893 sold nearly $ 100,000 in a private sale earlier this month
The exact selling price and name and location of the buyer were not publicly available due to the private sale Conditions, but Daniel Buck Soules of Daniel Buck Auctions in Maine could give an insight into the big sale, The Detroit News reported.
It was not a spontaneous impulse buy. The buyer had a representative who visited the Levis jeans before his purchase.
The Levis were previously owned by Solomon Warner, a shop owner from what is now Arizona. The jeans come with the one back pocket design from older Levis and have no belt loops, since men usually wore suspenders instead of belts according to The Detroit News. According to reports, they were still in good condition, as Warner only wore the jeans a few times before he fell ill.
The big sale did not even mark a record for the vintage Levis. A pair of Levis from 1