I have a kind of weakness for denim jackets. Especially when they are patched or natural destroyed with wear, but sometimes you come across vintage items which are amazing by themselves. This is one of them. I already have a lot of Lee Jeans Riders jackets from the ’60’s and ’70’s but this one is an original 101-J from the ’50’s. Not so long ago I already scored another one from this period, but that one is totally washed out and destroyed with time by the previous owner(s). The new 101-J is in great condition, it has a perfect blue colour and the golden / red neck label is still excellent! Old Lee jackets in these mint condition are hard to find. Great to add this one in my private collection!

vintage lee 101-J jacket long john blog 1950 original cowboys cowboy jack treasure denim usa us spijkerjas oud 101 golden red label tag buttons denimjack denimhead eye cat  (1)

vintage lee 101-J jacket long john blog 1950 original cowboys cowboy jack treasure denim usa us spijkerjas oud 101 golden red label tag buttons denimjack denimhead eye cat  (2)

vintage lee 101-J jacket long john blog 1950 original cowboys cowboy jack treasure denim usa us spijkerjas oud 101 golden red label tag buttons denimjack denimhead eye cat  (3)

vintage lee 101-J jacket long john blog 1950 original cowboys cowboy jack treasure denim usa us spijkerjas oud 101 golden red label tag buttons denimjack denimhead eye cat  (6)

vintage lee 101-J jacket long john blog 1950 original cowboys cowboy jack treasure denim usa us spijkerjas oud 101 golden red label tag buttons denimjack denimhead eye cat  (8)

vintage lee 101-J jacket long john blog 1950 original cowboys cowboy jack treasure denim usa us spijkerjas oud 101 golden red label tag buttons denimjack denimhead eye cat  (4)

vintage lee 101-J jacket long john blog 1950 original cowboys cowboy jack treasure denim usa us spijkerjas oud 101 golden red label tag buttons denimjack denimhead eye cat  (9)

vintage lee 101-J jacket long john blog 1950 original cowboys cowboy jack treasure denim usa us spijkerjas oud 101 golden red label tag buttons denimjack denimhead eye cat  (10)

vintage lee 101-J jacket long john blog 1950 original cowboys cowboy jack treasure denim usa us spijkerjas oud 101 golden red label tag buttons denimjack denimhead eye cat  (11)

vintage lee 101-J jacket long john blog 1950 original cowboys cowboy jack treasure denim usa us spijkerjas oud 101 golden red label tag buttons denimjack denimhead eye cat  (12)

www.leejeans.com

Check here my other worn-out Lee 101-J jacket from the ’50’s:

www.long-john.nl/original-vintage-lee-jeans-101-j-rider-jack-from-the-50s/

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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.