Today we have the second special Worn-Out Projects edition. This time we show you some private pieces from Pol Houtkamp who is working for many years at Lee Jeans in Holland. Pol has some extremely cool Lee items in his private collection, all started dry. Super nice. Thanks for sharing Pol! Enjoy.


  • Owner: Pol Houtkamp from Amsterdam (Holland). Working at Lee Jeans;
  • Brand: Lee Jeans
  • Age: Several years, started all as dry pieces
  • Treatment: No wash & some pieces are cold washed over the years

Rider 101 B dry 1944 (never washed);101 Z dry 1966 (few cold washes); 

101 Z Kaihara dry denim (two washes);

Cowboy 101 B dry 1936 Hair on Hide (few washes and tailor-made);

Cowboy 131 dry 1934 (one rinse);

(Suspender buttons)

(Square worker pockets)

(Hair on Hide patch)

(Penburn patch)

(Aging process of the Penburn patch)

The original dry Rider shirt 1955 (never washed and repaired);

Lee promo cap;

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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.