Man Pays N50.78 Million to Buy World’s Oldest Known Jeans Found 165 Years Ago in a Shipwreck

Man Pays N50.78 Million to Buy World’s Oldest Known Jeans Found 165 Years Ago in a Shipwreck

The oldest pair of jeans ever sold at auction was a pair of men’s work pants that brought $114,000 (N50.7 million).

According to the BBC, the white pants were discovered in a trunk that was submerged in an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina.

The five-button fly was one of 270 relics from the Gold Rush that sold for a combined value of about $1 million.

The auction was held on December 3 both online and in Reno, Nevada in the western United States.

Speaking about the profitable sale California Gold Marketing Group managing partner Dwight Manley said:

“Those miner’s jeans are like the first flag on the moon, a historic moment in history, there are no earlier five-button fly jeans in existence.”

A Category 2 hurricane caused the ship to sink in September 1857, killing 425 of the 578 passengers and crew.

At the time of the ship’s sinking, passengers were hauling over 21 tonnes of gold coins and antiquities. In 1988, the first piece of the debris was found.

According to the auction house, they may have been bought in San Francisco by a guy from Oregon.

According to auction organizers, the five-button fly strongly implies the jeans may be an early version of the work trousers Levi Strauss marketed in the 17th century, according to a story in the Guardian.

Reactions

@DariuszNawrock7 wrote:

“Well, we already know what will be fashionable next year”

@stevedw82 added:

“I hope the man who paid for it at least going to wear them.”

@Vallabh Sonawane said

“I will give you same jeans just for $2”

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