Lee Jeans introduced the Lee Rodeo Clown Pants for rodeos. These were very popular events, and this oversized pair of Lee Riders was made for rodeo clowns who played a critical role in rodeos. They not only entertained the crowds during breaks but also distracted a bull or horse from fallen riders, so that the injured could exit the ring. A true cult item and nowadays very hard to find and a collectors jean. Came across an original vintage one at Ebay today from the ’40’s, the auction starts at $ 975. Unfortunately too much for me to place a bid, but damn cool!

Vintage LEE jeans 40s Union Made Denim Selvedge Donut Sewn RIDERS long john ebay auction 2014 usa selvage selvedge old rodeo clown jeans 5 pocket lee riders western cowboy (3)

Vintage LEE jeans 40s Union Made Denim Selvedge Donut Sewn RIDERS long john ebay auction 2014 usa selvage selvedge old rodeo clown jeans 5 pocket lee riders western cowboy (2)

Vintage LEE jeans 40s Union Made Denim Selvedge Donut Sewn RIDERS long john ebay auction 2014 usa selvage selvedge old rodeo clown jeans 5 pocket lee riders western cowboy (5)

Vintage LEE jeans 40s Union Made Denim Selvedge Donut Sewn RIDERS long john ebay auction 2014 usa selvage selvedge old rodeo clown jeans 5 pocket lee riders western cowboy (6)

Vintage LEE jeans 40s Union Made Denim Selvedge Donut Sewn RIDERS long john ebay auction 2014 usa selvage selvedge old rodeo clown jeans 5 pocket lee riders western cowboy (9)

Vintage LEE jeans 40s Union Made Denim Selvedge Donut Sewn RIDERS long john ebay auction 2014 usa selvage selvedge old rodeo clown jeans 5 pocket lee riders western cowboy (7)

Vintage LEE jeans 40s Union Made Denim Selvedge Donut Sewn RIDERS long john ebay auction 2014 usa selvage selvedge old rodeo clown jeans 5 pocket lee riders western cowboy (1)

Vintage LEE jeans 40s Union Made Denim Selvedge Donut Sewn RIDERS long john ebay auction 2014 usa selvage selvedge old rodeo clown jeans 5 pocket lee riders western cowboy (10)

Vintage LEE jeans 40s Union Made Denim Selvedge Donut Sewn RIDERS long john ebay auction 2014 usa selvage selvedge old rodeo clown jeans 5 pocket lee riders western cowboy (4)

Vintage LEE jeans 40s Union Made Denim Selvedge Donut Sewn RIDERS long john ebay auction 2014 usa selvage selvedge old rodeo clown jeans 5 pocket lee riders western cowboy (8)

Artist Moe Bandy in Lee Riders Rodeo Clown Pants

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Check the pants here on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-LEE-40s-Union-Made-Denim-Selvedge-Donut-Sewn-RIDERS-Display-Rodeo-Jeans-/201209629596?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item2ed9074b9c

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.