Lee Originals Westerner denim range

by Modculture 18 August, 2009


If you're looking for authenticity in your denim, you might want to check out the forthcoming Lee Originals Westerner range, which will be exclusively available at Oki-Ni from September.

First introduced in 1959 and produced into the 1960s, the Lee Westerners (sometimes called Lee Whites) were the first white dress-up jeans and jackets. The new versions are rare Japanese replicas, the trouser based on the classic 101z (now called the 100Z), accompanied by the 101J jacket and a Westerner shirt, all remade in 'Westweave Sateen'.

Each of the items will be available in black, khaki and tan (no white yet) for an as-yet undisclosed price. But if you're interested, you can pre-register an interest at Oki-Ni. It might be worth doing too if you want to guarantee an item. A close-up image is over the page.

Find out more at the Oki-Ni website