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Lee Jeans X Aries Arise

The outcome of the collaboration with denim brand Lee Jeans and London-based design label Aries Arise is exciting. Together they worked on a reimagine of Lee’s classic workwear styles in a combination of neoclassical sculptures and the traditional Italian hand weave.

The collaboration collection contains 10 outstanding pieces. A unisex collection that is ready to wear for both women as men.

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

The Collaboration Styles

The classic workwear styles from the Lee archive which are used in the collaboration collection are the 191 and Rider jacket, Whizit coverall, Rider jeans, and Carpenter pants. And, they also included t-shirts and long sleeves.

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

About Aries Arise

Sofia Prantera founded Aries Arise in London in 2010 together with graphic designer Fergus Purcell. Together they make a bridge in fashion and streetwear designs. Sofia’s background goes back to the mid-1990s when she founded cult streetwear label Silas, while Fergus is known for t-shirt label Tonite, and the branding of skate label Palace.

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

Highlights Of The Collection

As said, the base of the collaboration collection is must-have iconic pieces from the Lee Jeans brand. They used for the 191 jacket a custom fleur de lis Jacquard denim. It features two slanted pockets and a zippered chest pocket on the chest. The jacket is triple needle stitched for extra strength.

They also developed an indigo version of the 191 jacket made with Hickory striped denim fabric. They used the same custom-made fabric for the Whizit coverall.

Also, the iconic Rider jacket is available, but this time in a Neoclassical statue Jacquard denim fabric. The design comes with the typical distinctive zig-zag stitching, and two chest pockets with button closure.

The five-pocket Rider jeans style is available in a custom Neoclassical statue Jacquard denim. The Rider jeans is known as the first jeans made with a zipper instead of a button fly. This collaboration comes with a Lee x Aries Arise branded hip pocket label and leather jeans patch.

And, last, but certainly not least, the classic utility denim carpenter jean is re-invented in a custom Aries Arise logo Hickory stripe denim. it has big slanted pockets, side tool pockets, and a hammer loop. It’s also triple-needle stitched for extra reinforcement. It has bigger wider back pockets with branded workwear woven labels.

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

lee Aries Arise

https://eu.lee.com & https://eu.ariesarise.com

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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.