- 97% Cotton, 3% Spandex
- Machine Wash
- 2 front scoop pockets with coin pocket
- 2 back patch pockets with signature embroidery
- Lowest rise
- Skinny leg
- Stretch twill
THE BEGINNINGHENRY DAVID LEE
Henry David Lee and four business partners established The H.D. Lee Mercantile Company in Kansas.
They sourced groceries and other staples from around the world and packaged them for distribution to dry good and grocery stores under the Lee brand.
As the region’s population grew, demand for goods that couldn’t be grown or made locally increased, and Lee expanded its offerings to meet consumer needs.
Dry goods merchants could order nearly anything from The H.D. Lee Mercantile Company’s 1899 Notions Catalog—from air rifles, apple butter, baseball mitts, bib overalls, coffee grinders and fabric to maraschino cherries, stationery and school supplies, toilet paper, whistles, and Worcestershire sauce.
Between 1900 and 1909, Lee established The H.D. Lee Flour Mills Company, Lee Hardware Company, and Kansas Ice and Storage.
FIRST LEE GARMENT FACTORY OPENS
Recognizing the possibility of volume business in overalls, The H.D. Lee Mercantile Company opened its first garment factory in Salina, Kansas, to produce overalls and work jackets.
The success Lee experienced making quality workwear eventually changed the focus of the company from a wholesale grocery and dry goods distributor to an apparel manufacturing giant.