Vintage Deadstock 60's Lee Riders Jeans Lot F111Y Youth Size 14
Here comes a pair of jeans for the vintage collector. Lee Jeans is one of the most iconic brands when it comes to making blue jeans. The company has it's roots in Kansas and was founded back in 1889. They introduced the Union-All work jumpsuit in 1913 and since then the brand has been synonymous with workwear. In the 30's Lee started making jeans intended to be worn by working cowboys and during the next couple of decades they supplied America with durable workwear for a numbers of different occupations.
This pair is a of the Lee Riders jeans from the 1960's. Like other brands, Lee went from being a workers garment before the second world war to making more casual clothes in the post war era.
The Lee Rider model was designed to be worn by cowboys and intended to be comfortable to wear when riding a horse. Therefore the pockets are placed high on the hips and with a good space in between them, making the pants comfortable to wear when seated in the saddle. This placement also makes the pockets easy to reach into when sitting down! Another detail that is a trade mark of Lee jeans is the crossed bartacks that reinforces the edges of the back pockets. These bartacks add the same durability to the pocket construction as Levi's copper rivets but without the risk of scratching the leather of a saddle, car seat or a wooden chair.
Lee jeans were also famous for using so called "left hand twill" fabric. This is a weaving technique that makes the diagonal pattern in the denim fabric rise from the right upwards to the left, as opposed to the more common denim used for jeans where the diagonal goes from left to right. Because of the twisting of the yarn that is added when a left hand twill is woven the fabric becomes softer and fades faster than a right hand twill, qualities that anyone who has worn a pair of vintage Lee jeans will recognize.
This pair is vintage and deadstock meaning that they still got all the original tags left. A great example of vintage jeans from the middle of the last century. The only notable is a tear in the waistband at the center back (see picture). It probably came from the jeans being folded for decades.
- Vintage Deadstock 60's Lee Riders Jeans Lot F111Y Youth Size 14 - 100% cotton - 13 3/4 oz denim - Sanforized, will shrink less than 1% when washed - Signature crossed bartacks on the corners of the backpockets - Signature Lee branding iron plastic patch - Talon zipper fly - Belt loops - Made in USA
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. The thigh measurements are taken 10 centimeters down from the crotch straight across the pant leg.