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Jedi jeans! Luke Skywalker's 'hero pants' could sell for $100,000

May 20, 2013 at 1:06 PM ET

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Nate D. Sanders
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, the famed "Star Wars" Jedi whose pants could make you a hero, too.

If it's been a while since you referred to your office khakis as "hero pants," perhaps it's time for you to step into the costume Luke Skywalker wore in "Star Wars."

Yes, Luke put his pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us, but these pants "are one of the most recognizable props in movie history." So says the Nate D. Sanders auction house, which is hoping to fetch $70,000-$100,000 for Mark Hamill's weathered duds from the 1977 sci-fi classic.

The sand-colored Levi's have all the wear and tear associated with a life fixing droids on a desert planet. "Tattered by Tatooine" would be a good way to describe them. And with a 29" waist, it's clear that young Luke wasn't getting fat on Aunt Beru's blue milk.

Hamill himself once said the pants were just "bleached Levi's with the tag still in them." The tag on the inseam is from the London costumier who added Jedi style to the prop: "Berman & Nathan's / 40 Camden St. / London N.W. 1." (Luke, I am your tailor!)

With just over a day left on the auction, there are eight bids on the pants and the current high is $22,413. If the pants do reach $100,000, that would pay for roughly 1,300 pairs of men's Levi's from the denim giant's website.

Here's a short look at Luke in action in the pants. We can't vouch for whether wearing them will make you, too, whine about wanting to go to Tosche Station to pick up power converters. If they do, then maybe wait to bid on Han Solo's vest instead.






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