by Brooke Dowd Sacco
Many people are attracted to the distressed look. Yes, they have no problem paying extra for some wear and tear, along with a few holes. Levi’s HQ recently invited Ecouterre to its brand new San Francisco store in New York City to check out its offerings for fall, and there inside its vault they caught a glimpse of the world’s oldest pair of—100 percent organic—jeans. The beautifully weathered pair of buckle-back dungarees dates back to 1879, and they’re worth $150,000. Okay, at this price, I’ll be patient and wait it out in order to obtain the worn in look and feel.