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 who created the jeans that built America?

Who was H.D. Lee?

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We’re proud of our heritage and hold true to the same values today. We listen to our customers and create products specifically designed for you — to move with you and to shape you. It was the American people who motivated H.D. Lee, and it is you who continues to motivate us today.

Keep reading about Lee Jeans company history >

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