Received some nice pics from Arie who repaired his Lee Jeans more than 60 times during the age of 25 years of his denim. The jeans was first owned by a good friend of Arie who asked him if he could do some repairs. In those times Arie did this all by hand because he hadn’t a good sewing machine. After years of repairing he bought a machine to do more repairs, also for other friends, and below you see the result of repairing a denim more than 60 times in 25 years! Last year Arie got the denim as a present after such great work all these years. In his sparetime he is still rockin this good old Lee Jeans. Great story and well done!


  • Owner: Arie van den Berg from Rotterdam (Holland).
  • Brand: Lee Riders Jeans
  • Age: More than 25 years old
  • Treatment: Repaired more than 60 times with all kind of different denim rags.

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.