INTERESTING: A 100-year-old pair of Levi's jeans worth R1.5-million found in a mine

INTERESTING: A 100-year-old pair of Levi's jeans worth R1.5-million found in a mine

A pair of Levi Strauss jeans that are 100+ years old is found in a mine. This may sound like the start of a dad joke, but it's not...

INTERESTING: A 100-year-old pair of Levi's Jeans have been found in a mine...
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We are in Heritage Month and it got us thinking about the things that bring us pride, and as much as it may seem simple, style is so much a part of our heritage. 

Recently, we saw Sho Madjozi release an online clothing store that hosted cultural attire for children named, The Mini Heritage Project. This made us think about the fact that every individual has their own unique way of sharing their style. When it comes to history it's all about context and the story. 

Brent Underwood, who is from the town of Cerro Gordo in California, has his own YouTube channel called, Ghost Town Living. He goes into the abandoned mine of the Jefferson Chimney, which harvested silver in its time. 

His quest is to find out more about the heritage of the town and find some sense of history down under. He recently shared a discovery of a pair of Levi Strauss jeans that looked like they were more than a hundred years old. He speaks about his adventures with such excitement and eagerness. 

Check out the video of his discovery below (courtesy of YouTube):

"Each of the trips satisfies this very basic human need to be curious. Beyond the adventures, trips down the mine satisfy this deeper desire to better understand the unknown, to fill in the gaps that the history books leave behind..." Brent Underwood says (YouTube)

He feels more and more connected to the past and the history of the town, the people that were there before him, their stories and a better understanding of the world around him. We have to say that the way he looks at something as simple as a pair of jeans shows such an appreciation of heritage and paying homage to what was here before us. 

We have got to say that when it comes to heritage we have not looked at things this way before. The richness of soul that comes with exploration and history is something that we take for granted. 

Why is finding blue Levi Strauss so amazing? Because it is a collectors item. Levi Strauss made these for miners. So denim collectors who are passionate about rare and unique finds from history could pay around R1.5million and upwards for these kinds of finds. 

What would you like to know more of when it comes to your heritage and in particular your idea of style? We love the sense of elegance when it comes to dressing up, especially during the 18th and 19th centuries. The gloves and the top hats and the pocket watches...

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