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Lee Jeans

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

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.

Broken Twill

Broken Twill is a denim fabric weave first used by Wrangler in 1964 in their jeans-style 13MWZ.

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.