A classic of the mid-20th century, this Lee 101 Rider Jacket reissue in Alabaster Stone is a welcome one.
Part of the new Lee 101 range that references designs from the 1950s into the 1960s, this is a jacket that actually dates back to 1948, a slim-fit jacket and the first ‘shorter style’ western jacket to hit the shelves.
But this isn’t a straight archive reissue. The cloth is called LIZ, a modern take on the archival Western Weave which was unique to Lee at the time and described at the time as a polished cotton.
It is offered here in a summer-friendly Alabaster Stone finish, which is something like a cream or chalk colour. Have a look at the photos and make up your own mind.
In terms of the design, it has an authentic zig zag placket, twin chest pockets (slanted for ease of access if you were riding a horse) and gunmetal ‘Wobbly Lee’ buttons from the Lee archive. A heritage Westerner label finishes things off.
Not cheap compared to similar jackets (like a white Levi’s trucker jacket for example), but if yo have £275 to spare, worth considering.
Via His Knibs