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Lee Japan (Archives) 101B 1954 Rider Jeans

- Style: 1954 Rider 101B Jean

- Fit: Regular fit - Straight leg - Mid rise

- Color: Indigo

- Material: 100% cotton

- Made from unwashed 13 3/4oz Japanese selvedge denim

- Sanforized

- Limited Lee Japan collection

- From the Lee Archives

- Yellow selvedge

- Button fly

- Belt loops

- Made in Japan


Just in and a new addition to our denim stable are these 1954 101b from Lee Japan's "Archives".
Cut from Japanese yellow selvedge 13 3/4oz denim and sewn together in Japan these jeans are true reproduction of Lee's iconic 101b Riders.
Everything is just spot on with these jeans as you would expect from Japan. Original font leather Lee back patch, union labels etc....
These are strictly limited so act fast.

Henry David Lee set up the HD Lee Mercantile Co in Kansas, 1889 specialising in the production of denim dungarees, overalls and railroad jackets. In 1924 Lee released the 101B Cowboy jeans, the first denim trouser specifically designed for cowboys and rodeo riders.

Historically, this 101B is one of the later models replicating the iconic fit from 1946 cut primarily with the cowboy in mind. These have wider set back pockets give riding comfort and the wide cut straight leg tapers down at the hem and cut from13 3/4oz Yellow Selvedge Japanese denim and sewn together in Japan.

Lee was usually  the choice of denim amongst many iconic figures including James Dean, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe.

A pair of Lee 101B jeans worn on-screen in Giant by Dean sold at Heritage Auctions in October 2006 for $35,850.