Original Lee Jeans Storm Rider Jacket

Lee Jeans introduced their iconic Storm Rider jacket back in 1952. The Storm Rider jacket was the follow-up of their iconic Rider jacket which was introduced at the end of the 1940’s. The Storm Rider, officially known as 101-LJ (Lined Jacket) jacket is the Winter version of the Rider jacket, the slim denim jacket. The jacket features a blanket lining and corduroy collar.

A 1970’s Version Of The Jacket

This particular Lee Storm Rider jacket is from my archive and dates back to the 1970’s. Its made of a left hand fabric which has a very soft feeling due to all the wear and washes during all these years. The fabric has an amazing worn-out look with different shades of blue. The sleeves shows beautiful honeycombs and both shoulders has some blow-outs.

The necklabel is woven, new verions have printed labels, with Lot 101-LJ – Union made in U.S.A. The pocket label shows the R and MR which refers to the 1970’s. This Storm Rider jacket is a perfect example of the beauty of aged denim.


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.