Th­ese jeans are beyond vin­tage: ‘1800s Levi’s up for auc­tion

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

There are vin­tage jeans. And then there are jeans from the Amer­i­can Wild West that are up for auc­tion. A Maine auc­tion house is put­ting up for bid a bona fide pair of Levi’s blue jeans bought in 1893. Daniel Buck Auc­tions & Ap­praisals says the jeans were or­dered for Solomon Warner, who par­tic­i­pated in the cre­ation of the Ari­zona Ter­ri­tory. Warner wore them only a few times. The jeans ended up in a trunk.

The 123-year-old pants go up for auc­tion Satur­day in Lis­bon Falls, Maine, and are ex­pected to bring in tens of thou­sands of dol­lars due to their pris­tine con­di­tion. Warner was a big fella. The cot­ton jeans with but­ton fly fea­ture a size 44 waist and 36-inch in­seam.

The leather la­bel on a pair of 1893 Levi-Strauss denim blue jeans.

This un­dated photo pro­vided by Daniel Buck Auc­tions & Ap­praisals shows the right front pocket on a pair of 1893 Levi-Strauss denim blue jeans in pris­tine con­di­tion that will go up for auc­tion. — AP pho­tos

The front of a pair of 1893 Levi-Strauss denim blue jeans.

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