Spotlight on “Lee Jeans” (Review)




Lee Jeans is a leading international retailer and manufacturer of denim wear and casual wear. Headquartered in Merriam, Kansas, near Kansas City, Lee currently employs more than 400 people across the United States.

Lee Jeans’ parent company, the VF bg_OurCompany_aboutCorporation, is the largest publicly held apparel company in the world. It is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol VFC. The VF Corporation is a leader in branded apparel including jeans wear, outdoor products, image apparel and sportswear.

Its principal brands include Lee®, Wrangler®, Riders®, Rustler®, The North Face®, Vans®, Reef®, Napapijri®, Kipling®, Nautica®, John Varvatos®, JanSport®, Eastpak®, Eagle Creek®, Lee Sport® and Red Kap®.

Lee Mercantile Company was founded by Henry David Lee in 1889, when Lee opened his first garment factory in Salina, Kansas, producing dungarees and jackets.

    • In 1913, the Union-All work jumpsuit was created, followed by the first-ever “Overall” in 1920 – laying the foundation for Lee’s early growth. Also in 1920, the Buddy Lee doll was launched for promotional use, but quickly became a popular play doll.
    • Through the ’20s, Lee introduced many new innovations to manufactured denim, most notably the zipper fly. Throughout the ’30s and ’40s Lee continued to build on their brand, becoming the nation’s #1 manufacturer of work clothes.
    • The decade of the ’50s was a time of intense expansion for Lee as the company ventured into casual wear. Lee expanded its presence throughout the ’60s, spreading to 51 countries and consolidating with VF Corporation in 1969.
    • The company continued to expand its fashion lines throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, launching Lee National Denim Day® in 1996. Today’s Lee is all about bringing more fits, styles, finishes, features and choices than ever before to market.

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There are some companies that are household names. You know them, you trust them and you buy them. Lee Jeans is one of those companies.

Founded in 1889 and successfully emerging from a company that manufactured work clothes to a company that creates stylish, functional and affordable clothing for men, women and children Lee Jeans has created a reputation of durability and fashion. Yes, definitely two words that work well together.

Growing up I did not have the opportunity to wear denim and jeans very often. I went to a private school and we were only allowed to wear skirts. But as an adult….jeans are a definite favorite.

I am honored to be able to create a review for such a wonderful company. My twins and I each 539C241_back_mdreceived a pair of Lee Jeans. Rylan received a pair of the No Gap Bootcut Jeans.

They feature the  No Gap technology that helps keep the jean from gapping at the back. It is great for play as this jean is good for bending and climbing. It features flaps & embroidery on the back hip pockets.**

  • Overall Fit: Relaxed
  • Thigh Fit: Loose
  • Rise: Just below the waist
  • Leg: Bootcut
  • Collection: Lee Classic
  • Features: No Gap Waistband
  • Closure: Snap, Zip-Fly
  • Number of Pockets: 5
  • Back Pocket Style: Detailed Stitching, Snap

539C142_side_mdSkylar received a pair of Bootcut Jeans with the Sure2Fit Adjustable Waistband.

This is a great basic jean to add to any wardrobe! It has some touches of embroidery on the back hip pockets & pretty gemstone hardware.**

  • Overall Fit: Regular
  • Thigh Fit: Regular
  • Rise: Lower on the waist
  • Leg: Bootcut
  • Collection: Lee Classic
  • Features: Sure-2-Fit
  • Closure: Snap, Zip-Fly
  • Number of Pockets: 5
  • Back Pocket Style: Detailed Stitching

The twins are at an awkward stage in their growth right now. They are too tall for pants that are size 5 but too thin for size 6 pants or jeans. I did not want to run the risk of the jeans being too small so I requested a size 6 and figured at the very least they would grow into them. I was very surprised when they arrived and fit perfectly. Both pairs of jeans had the perfect amount of room to grow in yet the right length and size to fit now.  The girls loved the detailed stitching on the jeans and the style compliments their cowboy boots or their ballerina flats.4992861_front_md

I received a perfect pair of Lee Jeans Colored Washed Mid-length Capris in my favorite color of red! The tag says Strawberry but between you and me…it’s definitely Red. I fell in love with the Lee Jean Capri pants as soon as I tried them on. They fit perfectly.. I am not going to tell you my size…but let us just say that it is not often that I find a pair of pants that fit as well as these. Finding jeans has always been an all day shopping challenge.

Check out this interesting tidbits of information obtained from a Lee Jeans’ On-line Survey**

  • 40 % of women said their tummy was the first thing they looked at in the mirror when trying on jeans.
  • 59 percent said the #1 thing they look for in a jean is figure flattery.
  • Eight out of 10 women say finding jeans that fit is a serious problem.
  • Fit is what matters most to women when shopping for jeans, more than style and price.

If you agree with these findings like I do…then you will find your answer in Lee Jeans. You know when you become a household name…well, you didn’t just get there by chance.

Lee Jeans…Durable, Affordable and Fashionable!



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**Information obtained from the Lee Jeans Press Kit and/or Website.


~ by iemommy on June 5, 2009.

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