Man Turns Down an Offer of $50,000 For a Pair of Jeans

Can you imagine anyone willing to pay 50k for an old pair of jeans?  Well, it happens more than you think, especially when we are talking about Levis, the company that invented the clothing for farmers and miners.  Did you know that the invention of the popular pants was accidental?  Levi Strauss was a clothier and the large inventory of clothes he was bringing with him to California was ruined when water seeped into the cargo hold and all was lost except some canvass.

In order to set up a store, he needed a bank loan and he had no good clothes to wear to his meeting with the banker, so he made a pair of pants using the canvass and he wanted pockets and he added a single pocket using rivets which…



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