Sunday, November 6, 2016

Own a piece of Americana

A Maine auction house is putting up for bid a bona fide pair of Levi’s blue jeans bought in 1893.

The 123-year-old pants were set to go up for auction Saturday in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and were expected to bring in tens of thousands of dollars due to their pristine condition.

A technical glitch prevented the auction. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
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.

Warner was a big fella. The cotton jeans with button fly feature a size 44 waist and 36-inch inseam.

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Sixty Grit said...

If they were big boy pants them perhaps someone should buy them and donate them to Comey.

AJ Lynch said...

Button fly jeans sucked when I was in my twenties. Be even worse now that my prostate is in its 60's.

AllenS said...

From wiki --

After his wife's death in 1911, Sundback devoted himself to improving the fastener, and by December 1913 he had designed the modern zipper. The rights to this invention were owned by the Meadville company (operating as the Hookless Fastener Co.), but Sundback retained non-U.S. rights and used these to set up in subsequent years the Canadian firm Lightning Fastner Co. in St. Catharines, Ont. Sundback's work with this firm has led to the common misperception that he was Canadian and that the zipper originated in that country.[7]

Before that, it must have been buttons only.