Posts on history

  • Celebrating our 125th Anniversary

    This year marks Lee’s 125th Anniversary as a leading international retailer and classic all-American brand.  125 years is quite an accomplishment, and as we begin our celebrations, we’d love to share more with you about what we’ve done in those more than 45,000 days to become your go-to jean. The H.D. Lee Mercantile Company was […]

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  • The History of Jorts

    Jorts: The summer solution when it’s too hot for jeans but you just can’t bear to ditch your denim.

    Where did these iconic style statements come from? Who can we thank for this life-altering innovation in men’s apparel?

    Come on a journey with us as we uncover the history of jorts, as recorded by our imagination and Google image searches.

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  • Lee Jeans History: H.D. Lee, the Man Behind the Jeans

    You may or may not be familiar with the rich history of Lee Jeans — how one man’s dream drove him to Kansas to outfit America in reliable workwear, and went on to transform it into the best-fitting jean in the country. But we wanted to dig deeper. Who was the man behind the dream — the man […]

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