lee 101

Lee 101 x Long John Collaboration

Honored and proud to announce that I’m part of the new Lee 101 collection shoot for this Fall Winter ’22. I was asked to collaborate with the new Lee 101 collection, and as Lee is one of my favorite top denim brands I didn’t have to think twice. With this special premium collection, Lee Jeans is making each season collections that are inspired by their archive pieces. And since I’m collecting these vintage styles for many years too it was the perfect occasion to collaborate.

lee 101 wouter munnichs

lee 101 wouter munnichs

lee 101 wouter munnichs

Classics Mixed With New Styles And Innovative Fabrics

The Lee 101 collection features core styles that are always part of the collection, such as their legendary 101Z, 101S, and 101 Rider jeans. Next to that, they always have authentic crewneck sweatshirts made of heavy fabrics, classic clean t-shirts, and Western denim shirts.

Next to these, for this season they produced their Loco jacket, but this time made with 77% cotton and 23% true hemp. The outcome is an original feel of comfort-driven functional workwear, but with a modern twist. To accomplish the jacket, they also made their Carpenter pants in the same dry denim fabric.

lee 101 wouter munnichs

lee 101 wouter munnichs

lee 101 wouter munnichs

The New Lee 101 L Style

A new denim style is the 101 L, a relaxed loose fit pair of jeans. It’s made with a 13.75oz Japanese selvedge fabric from the Kaihara mill featuring a white and blue selvedge ID. The threads are colored with natural indigo instead of the more common synthetic indigo nowadays. This means, guaranteed beautiful future fades.

lee 101 wouter munnichs

lee 101 wouter munnichs

A Brown Dry Selvedge Fabric

Another highlight in the collection are the two pieces that are made with a brown dry denim fabric with a green selvedge ID. They used this 14oz fabric for two of their icons: Storm Rider jacket and 101Z jeans. This dry brown denim fabric will age nicely with wear, just like the regular indigo versions.

lee 101 wouter munnichs

lee 101 wouter munnichs

lee 101 wouter munnichs

The Authentic Bib Overall

A Lee 101 collection isn’t complete with one of the cornerstones of their long denim history. Therefore they produced their Bib Overall again. The fit of this style is relaxed, with easy room straight through the leg, which can be rolled according to your taste. It’s made with a combination of cotton and low-impact hemp. It is a strong dry denim fabric, but has excellent movement and comfort thanks to the way it is constructed, using Lee’s special Jelt denim.

The entire Lee 101 collection is out now, and can be bought via their webshop and via their selected retail partners.

lee 101 wouter munnichs

lee 101 wouter munnichs

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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.