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138-Year-Old Pair of Levi's Jeans Proves Things Used To Be Built To Last

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If you're anything like me, you love jeans but jeans don't always love you back. Whether it's the bottoms fraying after being outside for a bit, the back being woefully unprepared to support your badonkadonk, or your thighs chafing right through them, it feels like we're having to buy new pairs just about every year, especially if you wear them often.

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Of course, like many things, it wasn't always like this with jeans. Originally patented back in 1873, denim jeans were built for cowboys and miners, and were equipped to take fair amount of punishment before ultimately giving out. However, as they became fashionable to more and more groups of people, the demand for more pairs at a cheaper price meant that quality had to decline, and today jeans just aren't the same.


However, it turns out that the company that patented jeans in the first place, Levi's, hasn't forgotten the roots of their business by any means. In fact, they have a piece of their history locked away in their archive; a 138-year-old pair of jeans that dates back to the formation of the company!

The details behind this thing are pretty incredible...

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