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1970-71 style Lee denim jacket label


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote Cinch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 8:35am
Growing up outside of NYC in 1964-1970, we weren't allowed to wear blue denim to school. (I recall the dress code rule said "No dungarees") So, guys would wear Lee jeans and jackets made from this off white material. Lee also made 5 pocket, bright white, heavy twill denim jeans.


I recall seeing these Lee Westerner jackets on farmers and ranchers in the midwest and central valley of California during that period . Always with a cowboy hat and western boots. Never with work boots or a truckers hat.

If anyone ever comes across one of these in a 42Long, please contact me.


Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

 
And finally, my Lee 100J 'westerner' from c.1968-71 -
 

 
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Nice jackets Blue genes and Cinch.  Particularly like the early red label model (in a sz 46 as well).  On some of those early models, the stitching goes almost white over time.  Probably due to 100% cotton thread ?  Not something easily replicated.
Thing I love about that westerner is that the (sateen) colour is still present, and the condition is mint.  So many are really faded/stained. 
 
Not something to wear to a wine-tasting party.
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote rnrswitch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 6:47pm
Do any of you Lee buffs out there know where Lee sourced a lot of their denim, mainly 40s thru 70s?
Too bad your momma's a bitch, cuz I totally coulda been your daddy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote fardin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 10:51pm
from the warehouse blog, i dont understand why warehouse didnt make their repro with the corduroy collar??guess its the one with the normal denim collar must be older though. they probably added this collar later on.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote Rivet Head Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2012 at 9:02am
Here's me in my 1930's repro Lee Cowboy jacket...taking forever to break in. Wore it non-stop for the past few weeks (aside from at work):

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (5) Thanks(5)   Quote fardin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2012 at 11:31am
 it takes time matt,thats actually a repost from sufu, about a year ago, worn the jacket for on and off two years most of the time, the 1930s lee  101Bs for a year



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Nice pics gents.  Good to see the '30's 101J get some love.
 
@Rivet head - Had my Lee cowboy many years, still trying to really break it in!


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Thanks guys! I'll keep working on it! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Grant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2012 at 1:55pm
Fardin, you're 101B looks amazing! I remember seeing that photo on SuFu and thought Edwin should use your photo in an ad! Then again, that's what I do for a living.
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