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Lee Archives 1946 'Riders' 101J Denim Jacket - Heavy Wash


This iconic 'Riders' 101J jacket has been given a unique 'heavy wash' ageing treatment by the brand, with incredible results. This jacket holds its own very special place in denim history, and has been vastly imitated since its inception, but this one in particular feels like it has come straight from the pages of a Wild West novel. Cut from a 13.5 ounce ‘left hand twill’ denim, this short cut, boxy shaped jacket marked the departure from the ‘Cowboy’ range of the early 20th Century.

Twin chest pockets, ‘Lee Riders’ tuck buttons, flat felled seams, and the instantly recognisable ‘zig-zag’ stitch are all there, while waist adjuster buttons have been added, to easily cinch in the shape. In the neckline of this iconic piece sits the brand’s logo, on custom woven rayon, as a final touch of quality assurance.

  • Boxy shape
  • 1946 model denim jacket
  • 13.5oz fabric
  • Left hand twill denim
  • 100% cotton
  • Branded tuck buttons
  • 'Heavy Wash' ageing treatment
  • Twin chest pockets
  • 'Zig-Zag' stitch
  • Flat felled seams
  • Custom woven rayon brand patch
  • Made in Japan

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