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501s Cost More at BB

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Come spring, Brooks Brothers will start selling Levi's iconic 501 jeans—but with a twist. According to BlackBook: "Since Brooks Brothers requires the jeans be made domestically, the price has been driven up to $148 per pair, whereas typical 501s are sold for $60-100, depending on the wash and retailer." Dressing local: more expensive but ostensibly good for everybody, right? [BlackBook]