Donwan Harrell x Lee 125th Anniversary Collection

Since 1889, when Lee Jeans were first manufactured in Salina, Kansas, the role and purpose and of jeans has evolved on numerous occasions. It’s hard to imagine that even founder Henry David Lee would have expected his brand to not only [...]

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Fade Friday – Lee 101Z 23oz. (21 months, 0 washes, 0 soaks)

It’s not often we revisit a pair of jeans for a second update. Achieving Fade Friday status usually means taking denim to a point well past retirement. But there are a select few that keep going well beyond what [...]

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Working Titles: The Shining

As the days get shorter, the nights get colder, and venturing outside becomes more painful than pleasant, one movie always reminds me I could have it so much worse. Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Shining (1980) is a stunning [...]

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Fade Friday – Lee 101S (1 year, 1 rinse, 0 washes)

A little over a year ago, we covered the Lee Dry Denim Survival Weekend, where a handful Euro denimheads put the jeans to the test during two days in the [...]

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The Rawr Denim Sales Compendium: August 15

Denim sales come and go, which is exactly why we’ve compiled all that we could find into one, big post — a compendium, if you will. We plan to offer this near exhaustive list every first and third Friday of [...]

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The Complete Raw Denim Patch Collection

The little details that go into a pair of jeans can often be overlooked by the less discerning consumer. Only the most passionate denimheads care about chainstitches, selvedge lines, and tucked waistbands. But there are two design details few can overlook: [...]

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The Complete Arcuate Collection

Arcuates–sometimes shortened to arcs–are the decorative stitching found on jeans’ back pockets. The classic Levi’s arcs have spawned countless brands creating their own pocket modification to make their brand stand apart. Problem is, there are so many arcs now it’s hard [...]

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Amsterdam Denim Days 2014 Part I – Kingpins and Jean School

Declaring any one city as “the capital of denim” is a bold statement to make. We don’t hear it thrown around too often, but when we do it’s typically mentioned in the same sentence as San Francisco and Tokyo. Strangely [...]

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7 Pairs of Repro Denim: Bringing the Classics Back to Life

Denim has a long history that spans over three centuries now. It has gone from a true workwear staple used only by those who needed it to a fabric that has been embraced by the general population and has spawned [...]

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Fade Friday – Lee 101Z 23oz (15 months, 0 washes, 0 soaks)

We were sitting in the press lounge at Denim by PV when Nick nearly dropped his drink–he had spotted these heavyweight beauties a few tables away. In a show where washed denim [...]

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