A Lee Life: 120 & Pushing

Photos Courtesy of WGSN

We all know the meaning of authentic, in terms of denim we think of iconic brands; Levi, Wrangler, and Rustler. This year Lee Jeans celebrates 120 years in the game. Lee came to fruition in 1889 by H.D. Lee in Salina, Kansas.

Lee engineered denim like no other; being the first to originate the bib overall including the denim mechanics overall, jeans with zip fly and the slim fitting jean. Lee also introduced the Rider Jacket, a tailored version of it’s wide predecessor with room giving armholes, and a great layering piece under outerwear.

Celebrity icons have embraced the worldliness that is Lee denim as well. Stars like Marilynn Monroe, James Dean, Bruce Springsteen, and Daryl Hannah all wore the brand on and off screen and the stage.

The collection of images below are from the commemorative collection, remakes of the original fits that made the brand what it is today. As a huge denim enthusiast I must say that Lee denim fits like no other. Each iconic denim brand has it’s pro’s but Lee fits the ass like no other.

Photos Courtesy of WGSN

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