Einstein’s leather jacket is worth £110,500 and it goes to Levi Strauss (who tailored it 80 years ago)

In the end, Albert Einstein’s leather jacket has “gone home”. The auction organised by Christie’s was in fact won by the brand that tailored it 80 years ago: Levi Strauss. Held in London on 14 July, the auction closed with an offer of £110,500 after a long series of ascending bids. Tracey Park, historian of the Levi’s brand, said she was “stunned to see that the Cossack Leather Jacket, worn by Einstein when he moved to the USA from Europe, still bears the smell of the pipe” smoked by the scientist.

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