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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Levi Strauss 1874 Canvas Hunting Jacket

What will the new owner say when they this jacket? Yeah man, I just got this sweet 70's jacket...1870's that is!!! Sold to an unknown bidder on eBay, this jacket was obviously loved and worn to near extinction! Price you say? How does $15,000 sound? WOW! Rare piece that I would hope went into the Levi's archives.





















































































UPDATE:

Levi's makes a Japan only reproduction of this jacket (Thanks to John from the Vintage Engineer Boots blog for the tip).


7 comments:

John said...

That's insane!! When you look up the completed "1874 hunting", there is an exact replica (LVC) right above it that sold for $330. Doh!!!!
I hope it is going to the Levis archive.

Cheers!

Rivet Head said...

Crazy! I'll have to go check it out.

patrick segui said...

the day before this exact jacket was on ebay for starting bid with no reserve at 5$ i was the very first guy on it as i knew what it was for i've seen one 10 years ago no one knew about it and the seller had no clue as he was posting it as a regular "maybe victorian era " hunting jacket ....i contacted him for a buy it now without telling him anything about the jacket he agreed on a price and gave me the green light for a paypal transaction with feedback guaranteed.than some jealous guy might have talked when he was told it was sold and the seller pulled it off and restarted the auction with a 15.000$ buy it now ...for one hour it was mine i was with my girlfriend on cloud nine my friends ....if i'll get the morron who opened him moth ......

Rivet Head said...

Oh man, that's terrible Patrick! I bet I could guess who it was. I'm sure you could too.

patrick segui said...

yep i think i 've got an idea ...anyway!! i hate that attitude:"if i can't get it ,nobody will".that's why a lot of legit auctions are ruined lately by people overbiding on purpose and ruining the auction for everyone else .don't ever forget that it's not because it shows a final price that the bidder actually pays his dues ....i know for a fact for example,that latest pair of LEVI'S that sold on EBAY for a crazy price [20 .000$ or so]was never pair for and in fact ended up being bought by 2 buyers at the rosebowl,who shared the bill for less than10 .000 for a quick turn over with a japanese customer .in fact lately i've seen a lot of crazy auctions being posted again ....

Rivet Head said...

Could be funny business on the part of the seller too. Make some fake bid and then try to offer to the next lowest bidder.

jimmy the pick said...

big difference between the original and the re pop one. Why do things get so watered down? ah well makes the original just that much better.

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