For more than 130 years of unceasing innovation, Lee’s lifetime habitude of purposeful design and craftmanship has allowed itself to transcend time across generations.
First founded as the ‘H.D. Lee Mercantile Company’ by Henry David Lee in 1889 in Kansas, United States, where we trace our roots and humble beginnings from simple workwear production (of the classics: Lee Bib Overall & Lee-Union Alls), which laid the groundwork for a new era of contemporary fashion to Lee becoming a legendary denim brand.
We aspire to enrich our heritage through product innovations such as the world’s first ever zip-fly jeans – 101Z in 1926, the quintessential ‘Hair-on-hide’ leather label and the iconic ‘Lazy-S’ back pocket stitching, all of which symbolize our strong authenticity. Through years of expertise, Lee stays true to itself and continues to move with the times with unyielding focus on quality and durability to provide timeless products consumers love.