The item that closed at the highest price on ebay recently was a Levi’s Buckleback sold by seller gsalebuyer. The jacket is listed in the Depression through WWII era category, which is accurate. The jeans of the time had buckle backs and so did many jackets. The jackets of the 1930s had only one single breast pocket, which is a big tip off if you are not sure just how old a jacket is. The items that were made before WWII are getting harder and harder to find as most other utilitarian clothing. At the time you just didn’t wear denim unless you were working. It was just not an apropriate fashion statement, and so old jeans were hardly treated with kid gloves. They just were worn until they wore out, and even in storage, denim that has already been compromise from excessive wear, soiling, damage, and the elements, can further deteriorate.
Levis from the 1950s and earlier are highly, highly collectible. Jeans from before 1971, indicated by all capitals in the Levi’s red tab, are also sought. Some newer styles are sought after by certain people for the nostalgia factor or because they miss the fit of a particular discontinued style or cut.
The buyer picked this up for a mere $3,600 (US).
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