The Lee 109JY series was manufactured as part of the ongoing series of Lee 100 western wear jackets.
The fabric used was of a lighter weight and the back of the jacket had no fasteners.
Early versions of the Storm Rider had embroidered labels but later became printed labels instead. In 1944, Lee’s cowboy products were combined together under the “Lee Riders Label”.
These jackets had labels denoted as Lee 101LJ (Lined and Jelt) and Lee 101J (Jelt). In that same year, Lee introduced the “Lazy S” back pocket stitching.
This work wear line included the Lee 91 and Lee 191 series jacket.
These work wear jackets could be identified by a house silhouette on the jacket tab, also noting the description “Jelt Denim and Sanforized”.
The couple frequently makes a doubly chic case for dressing to the nines; these are two people who, after all, made their debut as a duo at the 2017 Met Gala, of all places.
In 1933, Lee launched what was to become one of its most famous designs, the Storm Rider Jacket .
It was a winter version of the “Slim” jacket Lee 101J which was launched in 1931 and it featured a blanket lining and corduroy collar. In was also in the 1940’s that the “Hair on Hide” label evolved into the “Twitch” or leather label we see on jeans today.
These jackets, like most early versions of Lee Western Wear Jacket had three versions of pocket tags and labels which can be used to determine the approximate time they were manufactured. The second used in the 1960’s had the “Lee ®” in the name.
The Third version used since the 1970’s had the “Lee ® MR” in the name.
Off the red carpet, they’re equally polished and put-together—she’s in stilettos, he’s in a suit—and almost always in a complementary color palette that suggests these two were made for each other.