Elwood: I remember the Lee denim jacket - never had one - but never a two-pocket Wrangler. Though I don't doubt the veracity of what you say.
The thing with Wrangler jeans - and jackets - was that the way they faded was never really as good(IMHO) as the Lee variants, which, in turn, were not as good as Levi's.
It's all subjective, of course - horses for courses, etc.
A peek at the Lee denim: http://denimhunters.com/2012/05/leeriderjacket/