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Jedi jeans: Mark Hamill's pants from 'Star Wars' up for auction

May 20, 2013|By Adam Tschorn
  • Mark Hamill, left, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew and Carrie Fisher in a scene from "Star Wars." At right, a pair of pants, worn by Hamill in the 1977 film, is up for auction.
Mark Hamill, left, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew and Carrie Fisher in a scene… (Associated Press (left),…)

A pair of pants worn by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the 1977 movie "Star Wars" are up for bid through Nate D. Sanders Auctions, which expects them to fetch somewhere between $70,000 and $100,000.

The auction house's description reads, in part: "Hamill donned these iconic pants as the Jedi Knight of all Jedi Knights, wearing the costume pants throughout much of the film. Sand-colored 'cotton drill' Levi's pants are purposely distressed to display wear, with dirt to back right pocket and in spots to front of pant legs. Pants measure 29'' waist x 37'' in length with two 6'' slits up each side."

Yes, that's right -- apparently Luke Skywalker wore Levi Strauss & Co. While we'd always just kind of assumed Luke had a tailor back on Tatooine to whip him up bespoke threads, the more we thought about it the more Levi Strauss & Co. feels like a totally appropriate workwear choice for logging those long hours on Uncle Owen's moisture farm. (In addition, a tag inside bears the name of London costume house  Bermans & Nathan.)

The Jedi jeans, which have been sold at auction at least twice before, went up for bid online about two weeks ago according to an auction house representative, with the auction set to end at 5 p.m. PDT tomorrow (May 21). 

Lot details -- including the current bid to beat ($22,413 as of this writing) are available through the auction house's website.

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