Jeans Beyond Vintage: 1800s Levi's Up for Auction

They were worn by a man who helped create the Arizona Territory
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 5, 2016 12:10 PM CDT
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 Saturday,...   (Daniel Buck Soules)
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(Newser) – There are vintage jeans. And then there are these jeans from the American Wild West that are up for auction. The AP Reports 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, and the jeans ended up in a trunk. The 123-year-old pants go up for auction Saturday in Lisbon Falls 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. (Read more Levi's stories.)

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