Hypebeast is reporting that the Hanon-Shop will be selling the Levi's Vintage Clothing (LVC) Tow Rope Jean, complete with an oil can packaging. Each pair of these selvedge, ultra-distressed, hand-numbered, limited edition 501s comes with an interesting story.
According to the LVC site: "In March 1938, in an area of California just south of San Francisco, a man saw his neighbor's car stranded by the side of the road. As he didn't have any rope, he took his old Levi's 501 Jeans from the trunk, and safely towed his neighbor's car to the next village. This limited edition pair is a faithful replica of those jeans and comes in a 1920s oil can containing the reproduction of the letter that he sent to tell us the amazing story."
The collectible factor is through the roof. How much??
UPDATED 7/22/06: Hanon-Shop made this available today, which also happens to be my birthday. Feel free to pick up one or ten of these for me. They're only 294.95 GBP plus S&H...
Levi's 1933 501 Tow Rope Product Page