Lee® Jeans was founded over a hundred years ago in Salina, Kansas and over the years has been responsible for such fashion innovations in denim as the zipper fly and overalls, both developed during the 1920s. As part of a national marketing campaign during that same decade, the company introduced the Buddy Lee Doll for promotional use, but it quickly became a popular play doll, helping Lee to continue building their brand recognition.
Throughout the 30s & 40s, as the nation went to work, Lee became the #1 manufacturer of work clothes. As the 1950s approached, and Americans became interested in "leisure" time, Lee expanded their line to include casual wear and took their denim worldwide.
In 1996, the company launched its annual Lee Denim Day®, the largest single-day fundraiser for breast cancer research. In the past 10 years, this campaign has successfully raised more than sixty-one million dollars for this worthy cause.
Today's offerings from Lee include jackets, jeans, skirts, pants, and shorts in a variety of fits and finishes to meet the needs of every denim-loving man, woman, and child out there!