Lee Jeans. Henry David Lee founded Lee Mercantile Company. In 1889, they opened the garment factory in Salina, Kansas, producing dungarees and jackets. In 1913, the Union-All work jumpsuits created, followed by the first-ever “Overall” in 1920 – laying the foundation for Lee’s early growth.
Wrangler brand name will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year; the jeans manufactured by a Company called Blue Bell.
Sanforized is a Clouet Peabody and Company trademark for the pre-shrinking fabric process that limits residual fabric shrinkage to less than 1%, developed in the late 1920′s by the Sanforized Co.
13MWZ is the style number of the very first Cowboy Cut” jean, designed more than 50 years ago with the help of celebrity cowboy tailor Rodeo Ben.