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13mwz Wrangler

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.

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Lee Jeans

Lee Jeans

Lee Mercantile Company was founded by Henry David Lee. In 1889, they opened the garment factory in Salina, Kansas, producing dungarees and jackets. In 1913, the Union-All work jumpsuits was created, followed by the first-ever “Overall” in 1920 – laying the foundation for Lee’s early growth. Read more..

Sanforized

Sanforized

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. Read more..

Selvedge denim

Selvedge denim

Old 28 29 inch shuttle looms produced denim where selvage closed. Vintage Levi’s jeans had a single red stripe along both selvages. Lee had a blue/green with one; Wrangler’s was yellow. When vintage shopping for jeans wore check jackets and jeans for selvage because they are a great clue to the real thing!

Wrangler

Wrangler

Wrangler name will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year; the jeans manufactured by a Company called Blue Bell. Blue Bell Overall established in North Carolina in 1904, changed its name to Blue Bell Company in 1925. Read more..