Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Any way you cut it, denim is here to stay
A circa 1890 pair of Levi Strauss "201" jeans was listed at one time on e-bay for a reserve of $35,000. This battered example of 'Lot 201' (the less expensive version of the 501 because of the linen patch and inexpensive buttons) was discovered in a mine in Montana with fragments of gold in a pocket. The ID was possible because the rivets say "May 1873," so experts say the pants were made between 1886 and 1890.
I can't conclude this little synopsis without showing these two Hollywood icons in jeans. By all means, please share your favorite jeans or jeans story!