In the spring of 2009 Lee will launch a new Originals collection. This time it's called The Archives.
Lee Originals, conceived in 2000 as a limited edition of timeless
collector’s items, has now evolved into a wide scale celebration of
Lee Originals: The Archives is not about setting a new trend. It goes beyond this. It is about rediscovering the tradition underpinning Lee’s true heritage.
Exact, carefully detailed replicas showing just how jeans were really made, back in the old days. Produced in Japan, undisputedly the jeans production Mecca of the new century, their authenticity is guaranteed by the use of the same sewing, cutting and weaving machines and the handcraft techniques of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. This all provides the uniqueness of each item, giving each piece a real frontier personality as well as satisfying the demands of the expert denim collector.
Extra extra! You can get parts of this collection as we speak! Yes, Swedish denim lovers Sivletto has been chosen by Lee to sell jeans and jackets for a limited period of two weeks. Then you will have to wait until spring... Visit Sivletto here