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.
Selvedge denim is a term used to describe the old 28 29 inch shuttle looms produced denim where selvedge closed.
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.
Cowboy Cut is a style of jeans made only by Wrangler.
Broken Twill is a denim fabric weave first used by Wrangler in 1964 in their jeans-style 13MWZ.
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.