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Lee Archives 1955 'Riders' 101Z Regular Straight Jean - Heavy Wash


The first jean to boast a zip fly in the 101 collection, this jean made history, and for many, marked a way towards a more convenient way of wearing denim. Cut in a straight leg, from a 100% cotton 13.75 ounce denim, this mid-20th Century model is a stone cold classic. The pockets have been made smaller on this design, and moved slightly further apart, but still boast the iconic crossed bar tack stitch, the sewn in wave, and the rayon brand tab which has become so iconic in denim culture.

Branded copper rivets can be found throughout the jean, while a steel tuck button on the waistband displays the ‘Lee Riders’ moniker. Never ones to be outdone when it comes to attention to detail, the Lee company have treated this 'Made in Japan' model to an incredibly authentic 'heavy wash' ageing process, making this jean feel as though it has come straight from the annuls of history.

  • Regular/Straight leg
  • High rise
  • 1955 101z model
  • Zip fly
  • 100% cotton
  • 13.75oz fabric
  • Left hand twill denim
  • Natural and overlock selvedge id
  • 'Gripper Zipper'
  • Branded copper rivets
  • Leather brand patch
  • Special 'heavy wash' ageing treatment
  • Bar tacked pocket corners
  • Rayon brand tab at back pocket
  • Made in Japan