$25,000 jeans come home

Levi Strauss & Co has paid $25,000 (pounds 15,500) for a pair of its vintage jeans, according to the New York Times.

The report said the pair was believed to be one of the two oldest in existence, which had spent time in an inactive coal mine in Colorado and in a vintage clothing store in New York's SoHo district. A leather patch on the waistband said the jeans date from 1886 to 1902, when they would have sold for about $1.25. Reuters - New York