Levi’s Vintage Clothing1890 501 Spur Bites Limited Edition
The Levi® Strauss & Co. archives bought the original jeans in 1997 for $25,000. This is your chance to buy one of six we got our hands on.
These legendary jeans were made between 1890-1901 in San Francisco with XX 9 oz. denim from the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in Manchester, New Hampshire. The name ‘Spur Bites’ refers to the damage at the leg openings that are typically the result from wearing spursa and something cowboys from back in the day were well familiar with The spur bites were repaired with a number of patches from a variety of denims, one of which is the same as the jeans itself. This suggests that it was at least the second pair the wearer owned. He sacrificed one pair to save another. The yarns were dyed with natural indigo. Made in the USA. Limited to 501 pairs worldwide.