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Levi shows off 132-year-old pair of jeans – the world’s oldest blue jeans

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Levi's world's oldest pair of blue jeans

Levi's world's oldest pair of blue jeansLevi Strauss showed off a weathered pair of buckle-back dungaree blue jeans that date all the way back to 1879, and they’re worth more than their weight in gold: insured for $150,000. The first pair of riveted denim jeans (they were riveted at stress points in the pants) was patented by Levi Strauss and his partner Jacob Davis in 1872, so this pair of jeans is only seven years older than the first pair of Levi’s ever made. Surprisingly, they look pretty similar to modern-day jeans.

The historic pair of jeans are safely stored in a vault at Levi Strauss & Co. world headquarters in San Francisco.

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