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Lee Originals

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by robbie, May 11, 2010.

  1. robbie

    robbie Well-Known Member

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    We have several 'Official' this brand of denim thread/that brand of denim thread.

    So I figured I'd start one for Leepro/Lee originals gear.

    I have none myself, or I'd start...

    i guess I'll start w/ a question instead.

    Anyone know of a good source for info about current/past lines from these guys?
     
  2. CyanideDragon

    CyanideDragon Well-Known Member

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  3. milosz

    milosz Well-Known Member

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    Warehouse and Real McCoys are both still making Lee-branded Leepros, IIRC. The former are standard models, the latter are patterned partially after famous wearers (McQueen, DeNiro in Taxi Driver, etc.).
     
  4. Superb0bo

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    I have the edwin made 101b 1934s. I really like the cut and the denim, but they have turned out to be frail as fuck. I think they use all cotton thread, so I have parts, especially at the cuffs, where the triple stitch has turned to loose threads. + big holes at the cuffs.

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  5. Razele

    Razele Well-Known Member

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    Yeah edwin's are really really frail

    You will get massive holes and crotch explosions really easily
     
  6. Pablo-T

    Pablo-T Well-Known Member

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    OK, I'll play... Lee 1930s Cowboy 101B, with red stitching, Edwin-made. These are terrific value for money, as long as you don't get them from places like the Lee flagship store - try Rakuten or wait for the Okini sale.. Crotch blowouts? Nah... [​IMG] The early Lee Euros were great jeans - fantastic value, around £55 or £60 sterling, with Kiahara fabric. Ages really nicely.I tend to use use them now as work jeans. NIce and funky... [​IMG] THese were my old work jeans.... sold them to Beatle over on SuFu... [​IMG] As you might gather, I like these jeans. Altho I sell them once they're worn in. All of these are just a memory now... [​IMG]
     
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  7. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters Well-Known Member

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    These are my Lee's, circa 1970 > 1974. No wash. All hand stitched patches by me. Could tell many a good story if they could talk.
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  8. T4phage

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    The early Lee Euros were great jeans - fantastic value, around £55 or £60 sterling, with Kiahara fabric. Ages really nicely.I tend to use use them now as work jeans. NIce and funky...

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    the selvedge roscoes?
    yeah they were nice
     
  9. Pablo-T

    Pablo-T Well-Known Member

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    The Roscoes were pretty good - from memory, those might have been the single "open" selvage jean. Those jeans above are the Euro 101Z replica - came out in the mid 90s, early examples Sanforized with pocket linings, made in Eire, later ones are made in Poland and do shrink (but are made oversized). Later on these changed to a half "open" selvage... there was also a Euro X line with full selvage IIRC, that I've heard good reports of...
     
  10. T4phage

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    The Roscoes were pretty good - from memory, those might have been the single "open" selvage jean. Those jeans above are the Euro 101Z replica - came out in the mid 90s, early examples Sanforized with pocket linings, made in Eire, later ones are made in Poland and do shrink (but are made oversized). Later on these changed to a half "open" selvage... there was also a Euro X line with full selvage IIRC, that I've heard good reports of...

    yeah, the roscoe i was talking about was from the x line, full selvedge.
    excellent jeans for the buck back then

    The cheapest dry denim that I have experience with is the Lee's dry selvedge Roscoe from their X-line... Here in Europe they run about Euro 75.... it should be cheaper in the States I think...

    Other's have mentioned Gap for cheaper dry selvedge.

    edit: The Lee Roscoe has a very similar fit to Nudie's RR... low waist, slight bootcut..
     
  11. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Well-Known Member

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    These are my Lee's, circa 1970 > 1974. No wash. All hand stitched patches by me. Could tell many a good story if they could talk.

    I'm guessing the sixties stayed a little longer with you?
     
  12. somatoform

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    I think my visual intro to Lee are Nemuu's 101 B (or something) fits. He wears them well.
     
  13. robbie

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    I kick myself. I found a Storz beer (local, circa 1950's) Lee 91-B with the blanket lining, paid 3 bucks, didn't think too much of it. Liked it, thought maybe I could give it to my dad, shrink it, or grow into it. Hung onto it for about a week, realized it wasn't going to shrink, I wasn't going to grow into, and my dad wouldn't appreciate how cool it was. So I gave it to the one person I thought it might fit, a friends brother. anyhow, surfing Rakuten after I started this thread and found this one http://en.item.rakuten.com/kanful/avj1780784/ [​IMG] [​IMG] shoulda sold it on SuFu Anyhow, Paul... you said there is a Lee originals flagship store. I tried googling it, and the only sites that come up are Cultizm and Oki-Ni. thanks
     
  14. Drinkwaters

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    Much to the wifes shagrin. I'm in Cambridge though, so all's good and crunchy.


    I'm guessing the sixties stayed a little longer with you?
     
  15. Pablo-T

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    Anyhow, Paul... you said there is a Lee originals flagship store. I tried googling it, and the only sites that come up are Cultizm and Oki-Ni.

    thanks

    It's a flagship for all of Lee, not just the Originals, on London's Carnaby St. Might be a bit distant for you?

    If you're buying mail order, check out aeroleatherclothing.com too.

    The Edwin-made jeans were available at pretty reasonable prices on Rakuten last time I checked. Okini sales are definitely the best, though, and they do ship to the US.


    http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/w...bcats&catid=83
     
  16. robbie

    robbie Well-Known Member

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    thanks!

    seriously, between here and your LVC thread on sufu you are like some kind of spring of denim knowledge mang.

    -rF
     
  17. Pablo-T

    Pablo-T Well-Known Member

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    you are like some kind of spring of denim knowledge mang.

    -rF

    Ah, a sign of a wasted life...
     
  18. Fortysomething

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    Warehouse and Real McCoys are both still making Lee-branded Leepros, IIRC. The former are standard models, the latter are patterned partially after famous wearers (McQueen, DeNiro in Taxi Driver, etc.).

    When did Lee quit making their 101 models (z and b) and move to their current Lee Classic collection? Does anyone know if the new Premium Select is anything like the old 101s or is it more of a revision of the recent designs?

    I picked up a pair of the Premium Select for sh*ts and giggles and because I haven't owned a pair of Lees in quite a while. Will have to say I like them--we'll see how they wear.
     
  19. whodini

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    Uh, Lee still makes the 101 line. I'm wearing a pair right now that I got off of Cult late last year. And Barney's was stocking the 101s this season, too.

    For your Euro kids, Truffleschwein stocks Lee. Support your friend in Berlin!
     

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