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Lee 101 X Oi Polloi Collaboration Corduroy Collection

Lee 101 launched a very special mini collection with retailer Oi Polloi. The collaboration with the premium line of Lee Jeans and the UK retailer is based on the classic corduroy fabric.

For this limited edition collection Lee Jeans used their iconic pieces from their 101 line. The collab contains two classics from their archive as the Rider jacket and their popular 101z jeans. These two timeless pieces are made in three outstanding colours; army green, chocolate brown and powdery blue. The fabric is a super strong and heavyweight corduroy 8 wale.

The Origin Of Corduroy

The heavyweight jumbo cord was originally worn in Great Britain by the upper class. Corduroy later earned it’s reputation as durable workwear when it was used to make factory workers’ uniforms. Manufactured in Manchester, the home of England’s textile industry, corduroy became known as ‘Manchester Cloth’ and there are parts of Europe where corduroy is still referred to simply as ‘Manchester’. This refers also to the home ground of Oi Polloi.

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About Retailer Oi Polloi

The name of retailer Oi Polloi came from the Greek term ‘The Many’. They started in 2002 in the heart of Manchester, and earned a reputation for stocking an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary menswear during the years. Nowadays they have stores in Manchester and London and also an online webstore.

Availability Of The Collaboration

The collaboration pieces will be available at the Oi Polloi stores. You can also get your hands on this limited edition collection at the Lee brand stores and through their webstore. Next to that it’s also available via some selected Lee retailers.

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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.