Sadly, not all news is good news. This past weekend, one of our industry greats had a prized possession stolen from their vaults. Levi’s Century Old Bunkhouse Jeans are missing and they have reached out in order to spread the word, hoping for any leads possible on the whereabouts of these jeans.
With a production date ranging back between 1901 and 1910, it’s easy to see why these jeans are so important to both the company and the greater denim community. They’re constructed from a 9oz. Amoskeag Mill (Manchester, New Hampshire) denim, and hold some distinct features that should help them stand out if they ever pop up in public.
Unique Features of the Jeans:
- Large hole on the right back pocket in middle of Arcuate, smaller hole beneath
- Backward L-shaped wear pattern on the left back pocket
- Detailed wear (honeycomb pattern) on back of knees
- Cuff/fold marks on hem
- Brown staining (dapple marks) on front side
- Inner patches on both knees (round patch on right side; square patch on left side)
- Back cinch
- Suspender buttons
- Crotch rivet
If you have any info on the whereabouts of these historic jeans, direct message Levis Vintage Clothing.