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Topic: H.D.Lee & co - repros and originals
Posted By: Dr_Heech
Subject: H.D.Lee & co - repros and originals
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2012 at 12:20pm



This is the place to post all your Lee original and reproduction denim, duck and other garments.
(come on Fardin - get some pix up of those 1920's Lee's!)
 
Early, 1950's 101LJ I used to own -
 
 
Details -
 
 
 
 
 
 
My 1960 101LJ -
 
 
 
 
 
And a fit -
 
 
My 1934 Edwin Lee repro from 2003 -
 
 
 
Details -
 
 
 
Neck label -
 
 
And an original label with the first 101J lot stamped on

And the fit -
 
 
 
 
And finally, my Lee 100J 'westerner' from c.1968-71 -
 
 
 
And a fit -
 
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Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2012 at 5:07pm
Been nagging a guy I gave( yes, gave. stupidest move ever!) a 91 LB to send me some pictures.  I may just have to go rescue (steal) it from him.
 
--rF 


Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2012 at 2:19pm
great collection of Lee jackets Charlie. i've got that same 1960 101LJ in a size 46 too in one soak condition. i had owned a few 101lj's in the past but was never completely satified with what i had and sold them along. what drew me to that particular storm rider when i saw it was the uncommon blanket lining. you hardly ever see them with that stripe color/combo. almost all i ever ran across were the standard gray/yellow/navy.  i don't think they used the charcoal/maroon/blue/yellow troy mills lining for very long as i have seen very few in 20 years of looking.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2012 at 2:49pm
the '34 jacket is perfect isn't it? 


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2012 at 10:15pm


Originally posted by colgems1966 colgems1966 wrote:

great collection of Lee jackets Charlie. i've got that same 1960 101LJ in a size 46 too in one soak condition. i had owned a few 101lj's in the past but was never completely satified with what i had and sold them along. what drew me to that particular storm rider when i saw it was the uncommon blanket lining. you hardly ever see them with that stripe color/combo. almost all i ever ran across were the standard gray/yellow/navy.  i don't think they used the charcoal/maroon/blue/yellow troy mills lining for very long as i have seen very few in 20 years of looking.

 
My story exactly!  5 stormriders before I settled on this one.  After the early lining which was detatched at the base (see '50's 101LJ), there were two lining combos.  These linings were only used from c.1960-1965 -
 
 
Then the grey/yellow/navy with red stripe appeared briefly before they dropped the red stripe altogether.
 
Back 'in the day', earlier lined jackets were even less commonplace - thank god for the interweb!



Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2012 at 11:29pm
IMO the most striking color combination. i was well pleased when i found mine. it was in perfect condition except someone put their initials on the stormrider label in marker. urrgh, but it doesn't take too much away from it. i also searched a long time for a carhartt chore jacket with a wool blanket lining. i had one of those with the synthetic blanket lining and couldn't warm up to it. i finally found one with a wool lining for cheap. it appeared to have been worn 1-2 times and put away, unfaded and stiff. it had what appeared to be a small spot on one of the lower pockets, when i scrubbed it the fabric disintegrated (must have been a burn) and it made a hole the size of a dime. still for $40 i'm not complaining. i love those old troy mills blanket linings, but only the wool ones.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 8:51am
Get some pictures up Bob!  You could also start the Carhart thread!
 
killer b - thanks, it's a much better fit on me than my old 506xx.  You got one?
Be good to see more pix from your various vintage finds.


Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 10:01am
Charlie is there a way to post pictures directly from the mypictures section of my computer? i don't have a photo bucket account? thanks!


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 10:43am
Originally posted by colgems1966 colgems1966 wrote:

Charlie is there a way to post pictures directly from the mypictures section of my computer? i don't have a photo bucket account? thanks!
 
I'm not sure?  It's easy, and free, to open a photbucket account.
You could ask m.r.randal - he's a dude with a bit of a computer-know-how.
 
 - looking forward to seeing your collection, knowing you have a fair bit of knowledge/experience, but not seen any of your vintage finds on Su*u.
 
(check out the other Troy Mills lined 1st 559xx in the 'denim jackets' thread btw)


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 11:13am
Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:


killer b - thanks, it's a much better fit on me than my old 506xx.  You got one?
Be good to see more pix from your various vintage finds.
sadly not - i've got my eye out, but short of paying 200+ quid for one from the lee shop (which isn't really on the cards atm) i don't think i can find one for what i'm willing to shell out. i think it's the best designed denim jacket i've yet seen though - like a more refined levis type 1.


Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 12:20pm
killer if you wear a smaller size (40 & under) i have seen them turn up on ebay for very reasonable prices from time to time.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 12:28pm
yes i do wear a smaller size. there's one on ebay at the moment that looks like a modern lee repro, but it's got a rank wash, and is being sold by that minging slapper from aberdeen who poses in her underwear to model the clothes she's selling. not sure if i could bring myself to buy anything off her tbh. :D


Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 1:04pm
oh yes the 1980's lady. hahaha interesting salesmanship! there is a guy in japan that sells them raw or light wear ones from time to time. i have seen his go for as little as $50+shipping. definately had my attention but it's always smaller sizes and i wear a 46 like Dr. Heech so it's hopeless for me. but i would keep looking because they do show up and usually fly under the radar and attract few bids. hope you get one.  


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 1:22pm
Originally posted by colgems1966 colgems1966 wrote:

oh yes the 1980's lady. hahaha interesting salesmanship! there is a guy in japan that sells them raw or light wear ones from time to time. i have seen his go for as little as $50+shipping. definately had my attention but it's always smaller sizes and i wear a 46 like Dr. Heech so it's hopeless for me. but i would keep looking because they do show up and usually fly under the radar and attract few bids. hope you get one.  
 
Actually I wear a 42" fitted (such as a suit) but vintage sizes are usually all over the place.  Also, i have broad shoulders, so wear a 19" fairly fitted, 20" loose/comfy - especially if I layer, which i do in the cooler months.  The repro 1934 is perfect, but the 44" reg or long in the 101LJ's are just too tight across the chest (plus they're only 22.5" long down the back - so cold wind-friendly it aint)
 
Killer b - will keep an eye out for sz 38 or 40's if they come up on greedbay!


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 1:36pm
cheers, you're a gent. Cool


Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 1:52pm
Dr. i wear a 44 in a suit i've had a few sz48 stormriders but they were too big in the shoulders and gave an 80's oversized look. i do wish my sz46 101lj was a tad bigger but all in all it fits well. i have a sz48 555 506xx  that runs a little big but i think it'll fit nice once all the shrinkage is out. (it's had one hand wash 10yrs back and hasn't been washed since) but i know what you mean about sizes they are all over the place. that carhartt i mentioned is a size 44 from around 1970-71 and is very roomy compared to my stormrider. i also have a canvas carhartt hunting jacket from approx the same time frame in size 46 and it's much more trim than the chore coat.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 2:02pm
Yeah, it's all a bit of a (slighty expensive) learning curve.  That '50's sz 46" one I had, pictured at the start of this thread, the seller said sleeves were 25", like my 60's one's.  They weren't - they were 24", so back on the bay it went.  Spent many years searching for one Ouch - sad to see it go.
 
In the end, you get to know your measurements (for the time being at least) so go with that.
 
Looking forward to some pics....


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 2:13pm
my favourite lee item i own isn't jeans at all - it's this shirt/jacket thing i picked up last year for a tenner. made from some indestructible zombie fabric, i guess sometime in the 70s looking at the collar, but you guys may know better.





love the way the pocket flaps are part of the top of the jacket:



fit pic:






Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 2:23pm
Yep, my guess is post '71 judging by the black Lee tab on the pocket flap - probably polyester mix.
Not my style personally, but the fit's good on you - not bad score for a tenner!


Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 2:47pm
nice DR! love the genuine wool lining and have always been a fan of ufo rivets. my 42' 101b's had steel ufo rivets really different and cool. i sold off most of my Lee collection last year due to various fit issues. all i have now is my 101lj and some lee japan 1952 101z's. sold off 36,42,44 and some 60's geniune  101b's.***i'll look into a photo account and see what i can put up if i can figure how to make it work. i wish i could just attach pic's direct from my computer.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 2:55pm
there's probably a bandwidth issue with posting direct to the forum.


Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 5:57pm
yeah, that makes sense.


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2012 at 1:03am
killer stuff charlie, and thanks for starting this thread.
we have a new home now haha


Posted By: Grant
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2012 at 1:57am
Here's my old Edwin wartime Lee's. Washed a couple times over the years.










Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2012 at 2:26am
Nice pants^^^ My friend picked up a pair like these, I'll see if I can get some pictures from him.


Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2012 at 1:10pm
those look great Grant! i had that same model with the inverted arcs and really loved it. unfortunately mine were bought used and a little short in the inseam (they had been hemmed by the previous owner) so i sold them along. but in truth i really miss them. i love the details on these.


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 11:49pm
new stuff is up on the warehouse site
http://ware-house.co.jp/index.php?page=catalog&cgc=68


Posted By: Blue Genes
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 2:19am
Posting some pics of 2 of my Lee jackets starting with the 101J with 1946 labeling









Put it next to a 101J bought around '99. Remarkable difference in the yoke depth and the pocket shapes..

2nd jacket is a 91J, estimating this being a 40's example but anyone knowing better, please object!
When repairing this guy I found hidden selvage pretty much everywhere; pocket velts, bottom pocket edges and hidden inside the wrapseams at the cuffs..







was lucky to save the housemark label as it was litterally hanging on by a stitch





Hidden selvage 1..



..2 (inside bottom pockets)



..and 3, inside wrap at cuffs









Posted By: deluxestyling
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 7:15am
Got given this hair on the hide credit card wallet free at the Lee store in Carnaby Street, London. Nothing super special I know but for someone who wears '37 101's all the time I was pretty chuffed!



Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 8:13am
Cross post from the denim jackets thread.

1971 deadstock Lee jacket label including paper labels. 44Long



Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 8:15am
1970-71 style Lee denim jacket label


Pocket detail



Posted By: Cinch
Date 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 -
 

 


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 11:12am
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.
 
 
 


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date 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?

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Posted By: fardin
Date 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.




Posted By: Rivet Head
Date 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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Posted By: fardin
Date 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



Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2012 at 1:38pm
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!


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2012 at 1:46pm
Thanks guys! I'll keep working on it! 

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Posted By: Grant
Date 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.


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2012 at 9:57am
thats nice of you grant, thanks 


Posted By: deluxestyling
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2012 at 10:47am
Originally posted by Rivet Head Rivet Head wrote:

Thanks guys! I'll keep working on it! 

stick with it Matt. 







Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2012 at 10:52am
awesome delux!!


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2012 at 7:20am
talking about lee, brought out the lee 1920s warehouse, not washed or even rinsed yet





Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2012 at 7:24am
and here with matts belt yesterday




Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2012 at 8:40am
Thanks again Fardin! Your Lee's look fantastic wit your new belt. Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2012 at 11:17am
Beautifull Lees Fardin, well worth the wait to see them at last! Clap


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2012 at 11:23am
yes dr and the funny thing were the buddy lees in malaga in that shop window. ha


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2012 at 2:08pm
Great fit on those Fardin, I really like that pair.


Posted By: Grant
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2012 at 4:32pm
Couldn't agree more. Great looking Lee's and sweet belt!


Posted By: almostnice
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2012 at 7:05am
A true Denim Diva. 


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2012 at 7:45am
great fit on you!!

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Posted By: almostnice
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2012 at 11:58am
Free&Easy Can't Bust 'Em

















Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2012 at 2:52pm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEE-WESTERNER-UNION-MADE-SANFORIZED-100-J-SIXE-38-/270956888603?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3f164a021b" rel="nofollow - Sz 38 Lee Westerner on the bay 


Posted By: attackwithstones
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2012 at 6:37pm
That's an amazing looking Red Wing.  Whats the number?

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Posted By: almostnice
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2012 at 1:30am
Cheers, its the 9030 Beckman.


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2012 at 5:22am
awesome markus, they fit you perfect. did you get them in 32?
great pics


Posted By: Grant
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2012 at 5:28am
Almostnice, Thanks for posting the photos of your Can't Bust Em's! Love the details like the exposed rivets on the back pockets and that Can't Bust Em label is really well done. Damn I wish they had them in my size!


Posted By: almostnice
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2012 at 7:33am
Cheers fardin & Grant. Yes, its a 32. Fits perfect, i really like the high waist.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2012 at 9:59am
I love the intact front pockets on those Can't Bust 'Ems almostnice!


Posted By: almostnice
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2012 at 10:18am
Doesn' that belong to Sufu?  And they are in fact Can Not Bus Systems.


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 6:29am
Got a pair of the Lee Archives 1952 101B in the mail from Speedway last night...damn! The 13oz denim is soooo nice. I'll put up a pic when I get a minute:



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Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 1:29pm
sounds great matt, was waering mine the last couple of days. love the denim


Posted By: deluxestyling
Date Posted: 05 May 2012 at 12:22am
Great minds think alike. These landed from Japan this week...






Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 05 May 2012 at 10:57am
Are those from Edwin or Lee Archives? Really nice!

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Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 05 May 2012 at 11:14am







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Posted By: Grant
Date Posted: 05 May 2012 at 2:02pm
Matt, great looking 50's Lees! Edwin really did an exceptional job on the denim on those and your "savage" belt looks awesome!




Posted By: Grant
Date Posted: 05 May 2012 at 2:26pm
Hey Deluxe, great find! where'd you get your wartime Lee's from in Japan?
I haven't seen them available for a couple years now. Here's mine after about five years wear.










Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 05 May 2012 at 4:02pm
Thanks Grant! Only two wears on mine so far...I have a pair of the 1930's hair on hide that are really beaten in though. Thanks for the kudos on the belt...I made that one a year or so ago. Tongue

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Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 06 May 2012 at 1:55am
i have the same wartime ones as deluxe and grant, but mine are too tight for me at the moment, what a pity, hey and yes deluxe where did you find yours??
wow matt, i didnt realise those where new ones, had never seen 52 101bs before, interesting, i have the 52s 101z!



Posted By: deluxestyling
Date Posted: 06 May 2012 at 9:28am
Found them here guys...

http://pants-shop-avenue.com/item/Lee02101-89/" rel="nofollow - http://pants-shop-avenue.com/item/Lee02101-89/

Bad news on the sizes. Only 29W now. 

Grant, great to see your's all worn in. Looking forward to mine looking like that. The denim is about the nicest I've owned yet.

Not sure who makes them Matt. Can't find any clues on the tags. 

Sorry to hear that fardin. Gave these a cold soak and they didn't shrink. I'm hoping to keep them about the same size as they're a good fit. Did your's shrink or did you grow? Wink


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 06 May 2012 at 1:32pm
no they wont shrink so dont worry deluxe, i just gaines weight. the are just cut slim in the hip. the denim is great and they are right hand, and are made by lee japan, so thats edwin there. 


Posted By: deluxestyling
Date Posted: 06 May 2012 at 2:40pm
Nice one fardin, good to know they won't shrink. I'll only hand wash them cold anyhow.

The seller was spot on and even gave me this soap. 



Posted By: attackwithstones
Date Posted: 08 May 2012 at 8:16am
What are the fit differences between Lee 1952/ 1955/ and the 1940's wartime 101Zs?



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Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 09 May 2012 at 9:22pm
Originally posted by Cinch Cinch wrote:

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:

 

 
 
Here ya go Cinch - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Lee-Westerner-100-J-Jacket-/150812989537?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item231d279861" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Lee-Westerner-100-J-Jacket-/150812989537?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item231d279861
 
:D


Posted By: denimdart
Date Posted: 10 May 2012 at 12:22am
Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

[QUOTE=Cinch]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.

 
[QUOTE=Dr_Heech] 
And finally, my Lee 100J 'westerner' from c.1968-71 -
  
Here ya go Cinch - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Lee-Westerner-100-J-Jacket-/150812989537?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item231d279861" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Lee-Westerner-100-J-Jacket-/150812989537?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item231d279861
 
:D
 
Nice looking jacket, Dr_Heech. I think I might like one of these for summer wear. Looked at that ebait offering, looks in good condition.
 
My size is a 42 regular, so if any one comes across one in a similar condition let me know.


Posted By: deluxestyling
Date Posted: 10 May 2012 at 1:21am
I have a Lee Westerner for sale. It's a 44 reg and in pretty good shape. I'll take some pics and measurements this weekend if you're interested. 


Posted By: Grant
Date Posted: 10 May 2012 at 5:45am
Hey Deluxe,
PM sent!


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 17 May 2012 at 10:55am
i know markus has posted his too, but just a few left, so get your cant bust ems, the prize is awesome for those!!!!
http://shop.rugged.jp/?pid=34116708" rel="nofollow - http://shop.rugged.jp/?pid=34116708


Posted By: entertainment!
Date Posted: 17 May 2012 at 2:54pm
Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

Originally posted by Cinch Cinch wrote:

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:

 

 
 
Here ya go Cinch - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Lee-Westerner-100-J-Jacket-/150812989537?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item231d279861" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Lee-Westerner-100-J-Jacket-/150812989537?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item231d279861
 
:D


I just clicked on your link, Dr Heech, to compare the jacket you found to one I just bought.  Turns out it is the same one!  Luckily the price dropped a lot in the mean time.  I will post pics when it arrives.


Posted By: deluxestyling
Date Posted: 18 May 2012 at 3:20am
a couple of weeks solid wear now. 




Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 18 May 2012 at 7:51am
Looking good! 



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Posted By: Grant
Date Posted: 18 May 2012 at 9:29am
Looking good man, thanks for posting. Really dig the healthy size cuffs.


Posted By: flat-top
Date Posted: 21 May 2012 at 3:21am
Originally posted by deluxestyling deluxestyling wrote:

Found them here guys...

http://pants-shop-avenue.com/item/Lee02101-89/" rel="nofollow - http://pants-shop-avenue.com/item/Lee02101-89/

Bad news on the sizes. Only 29W now. 

Grant, great to see your's all worn in. Looking forward to mine looking like that. The denim is about the nicest I've owned yet.

Not sure who makes them Matt. Can't find any clues on the tags. 

Sorry to hear that fardin. Gave these a cold soak and they didn't shrink. I'm hoping to keep them about the same size as they're a good fit. Did your's shrink or did you grow? Wink
 
Has anyone else  been able to find these anywhere?? Not in a 29 that is!
I NEED a pair!


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 21 May 2012 at 8:17am
as far as i know they are still beeing produced by lee japan, just not with the arcs, wich is also accurate by the way! otherwise they look great!


Posted By: flat-top
Date Posted: 21 May 2012 at 11:50am
Thanks Fardin! But you must agree that it's the arcs that make them pretty special!


Posted By: deluxestyling
Date Posted: 21 May 2012 at 2:25pm
Guess anyone who's been searching around have already found this.

http://audiovisualarchive.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/extremely-rare-1942-lee-cowboy-wartime.html" rel="nofollow - http://audiovisualarchive.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/extremely-rare-1942-lee-cowboy-wartime.html

Read somewhere that some pairs of originals have double selvedge and some single. 


Posted By: flat-top
Date Posted: 21 May 2012 at 2:45pm
Originally posted by deluxestyling deluxestyling wrote:

Guess anyone who's been searching around have already found this.

http://audiovisualarchive.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/extremely-rare-1942-lee-cowboy-wartime.html" rel="nofollow - http://audiovisualarchive.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/extremely-rare-1942-lee-cowboy-wartime.html

Read somewhere that some pairs of originals have double selvedge and some single. 
 
Only 20 pairs exist?? Damn!


Posted By: entertainment!
Date Posted: 21 May 2012 at 3:02pm
I found this old auction listing for a Lee Westerner jacket purported to have been worn by Elvis in the 1964 film 'Kissing Cousins'.  The label says both "UNION MADE" and "R MR". 

http://www.gottahaverockandroll.com/LotDetail.aspx?lotid=3439










Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 21 May 2012 at 3:15pm
that's interesting to see. i have my doubts about the authenticity of the Presley claim though. i could be wrong but i always thought the R MR came around 69/70. Kissin' Cousins was shot in 1963 i believe, certainly no later the 64' and that looks like a later label. also anyone with experience know these jackets run a little small and i doubt Elvis would have worn a size 42 in these, 44 maybe but more likely a 46reg. i would have to see more documentation than the sewn in studio label to believe that, given the tag style/ size issue. it would be interesting to know. Elvis did wear Lee in several films...of the top of my head he wore a 101J in Jailhouse Rock, several Westerner pieces in Tickle Me, i'm sure there were others. 


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 21 May 2012 at 3:42pm
But surely as an anagram of Levis, Elvis should have only been sporting the red tab!


Posted By: entertainment!
Date Posted: 21 May 2012 at 3:46pm
Yes, I thought the date of the film and the label didn't match.  Perhaps it is from a later film or just fake.


Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 21 May 2012 at 5:19pm
Stay Away Joe would be possible being filmed in 68. i would have to rewatch it but i think he wore both a westerner and a Levis type 3 in that one. i'm a huge fan of the king and i have all his movies on dvd. he wore a lot of interesting stuff (lee,levis, baracuta g9, etc...) and some of it has been available in re-issues. i have the Reyn Spooner Shaheen reissue shirt he wore on the Blue Hawaii album cover as well as the Hamilton Ventura watch from the same film. Hamilton did a reissue of the Ventura with a metal band Elvis bought in 1965 that he wore in his personal life as well. i have always found clothing associated with icons (Elvis, McQueen, Dean etc..)  interesting and a lot of it has been remade esp for the japanese market.


Posted By: deluxestyling
Date Posted: 24 May 2012 at 1:34am
'42 Lee's with same arcuate from Rin Tanaka's R&R book #5.



Posted By: Foxy
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2012 at 12:21pm
x-post...

Lee Archives/Warehouse Lee 101 (1930 Cowboy "Triple Name") W31

pre-soak/post soak measurements:
Waist 34" / 33" (not stretched while drying, should easily stretch a little bit more)
Front Rise 12" / 11.75"
Back Rise 16" / 15.25"
Inseam 37.75" / 35"
Thighs 13" / 12.5"
Knee 9.75" / 9.5"
Leg Opening 9" / 8.75"

Details:












Comparing the denim (post soaking) to Warehouse Heller's Cafe HC-035 W31 "Non Pareil":



Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2012 at 1:37pm
wow awesome collection foxy, and thanks for the pics, looking great. how is the fit ? intersting it didnt shrink much, i thought they would shrink muich more.


Posted By: setterman
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2012 at 2:36pm
Damn those are fantastic!  I shouldn't have let the price tag scare me away from them.  Unhappy

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I got a rocket in my pocket and roll in my jeans


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2012 at 4:38pm
damn, those are somethin' else.

was the 'w' stitching common on union labels of that era, or that specific model?  I love that detail specifically, and of course all the others.

Each time I drive through Salina,KS I tell myself I am gonna find a pair somewhere. That's a place I'd really love to scrounge around in, all sorts of stuff could turn up. 


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 12:06am
I thought the 'W' was simply stitched there to represent the fact they're made by Warehouse!


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 7:07am
Originally posted by fardin fardin wrote:

wow awesome collection foxy, and thanks for the pics, looking great. how is the fit ? intersting it didnt shrink much, i thought they would shrink muich more.



Fardin, I'm surprised that you're surprised at their lack of shrinkage! I thought they were sanforized, as stated here:

http://www.mrmuddandmrgold.com/en/brands/warehouse/warehouse-x-lee-jeans.html

In addition, Paul T has the Edwin-made equivalents and they are also sanforized, with very little shrinkage on his first wash.



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