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World's oldest pants look at lot like today's pants ...

The Oldest Pants In The World

These are the oldest pants in the world. According to Science News, the wool trousers were found during a graveyard excavation in China and are believed to be 3,000 to 3,300 years old -- which is surprising because they seem more intact than Kim Kardashian's jeans from this year. (Sorry, Kim.)

Archaeologists say the old threads resemble modern riding pants and support the idea that nomadic herders in Central Asia invented pants for better mobility on horseback. They previously wore gowns and robes with individual leggings.

As old as they are, many people seem to think they'd fit right in with today's fashion.

One blogger said they were, "kinda hippie lookin'" and "could have been purchased in a parking lot outside a String Cheese Incident concert."

A writer for Time chimed in, saying they look like they're straight from the racks at Anthropologie.

We're pretty sure the older ones were a bit cheaper ...

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tsr5112 June 03 2014 at 5:17 PM

Wonder if they were hanging half way down some ancient chinese kids a ss with his drawers hanging out.

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dickn2000b June 03 2014 at 6:31 PM

What an asinine, false, phony cover photo for this story. It leads one to believe that the 3000 year old pants look exactly like jeans.

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emam545 June 03 2014 at 11:35 PM

Now they say not to wash your Levi jeans and they'll last longer, gross. Used to wash them after every wear and lasted almost twenty years, but that's when they were American made.

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vinibomba emam545 June 04 2014 at 7:19 AM

Agree with you. Been wearing Levi for 70 years. It was the uniform of the day all summer when I was a kid. Today Levi are not as durable as before. Found that the ones made in Egypt last linger because of the cotton used. The ons from Mexico , Gautamala rip in the Najee's very quick. They also vary size. I have found many that are sized wrong by the waist and length inverted. Also a x34. Can be a 36 ,or 32 size . The cotton used in Egypt seams to be more durable that what they use in the other countries. Agree that it was better quality when they were made in theUSA.

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vinibomba vinibomba June 04 2014 at 7:22 AM

Sorry about the spelling, seam the I pad does its own thing. PS you get moocho buck selling your old Levi to the young in Europe . They pay double for you ripped knees with paint stain splashed all over them .

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d1anaw emam545 June 04 2014 at 10:37 AM

I cannot stand jeans. I don't find them comfortable at all. But back in the 70s when I did wear them occassionally, no one wanted "new" looking jeans. Well once they got over the painted on jordace fad anyway.

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john June 04 2014 at 7:07 AM

people had 2 legs back then 2

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doonooch john June 04 2014 at 9:03 AM

yes, but their arms were much longer. lol :-)

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emam545 June 03 2014 at 11:28 PM

I wish todays jeans would last longer, then the price wouldn't be so shocking.

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JTalltrees1 June 04 2014 at 8:34 AM

Great,stripping pants off of corpeses geesh!What did they do with the bones,i wonder?

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Mary Beth June 03 2014 at 5:26 PM

How different can pants look, basically?

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danyelle.marks Mary Beth June 03 2014 at 7:38 PM


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Beth Mary Beth June 03 2014 at 9:43 PM

Exactly. Form equals function.

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edennism26 June 04 2014 at 8:10 AM

Is the Calvin Klein label still intact?

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JTalltrees1 June 04 2014 at 8:35 AM


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