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Lee Jeans: A Local and Timeless Brand

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Finding a great pair of denim jeans is like finding your best friend. When they’re perfect, you know they will always be there for you, no matter what. For fashion denim brands, the recipe for a success is consistency and innovation. Celebrating their 100th year after launching in Kansas, Lee has been around forever and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere! As a Kansas native, I love supporting local businesses as much as possible. So when my friends at Lee Jeans contacted me to see if I wanted a sneak peek at their Fall and Holiday collections, my answer was, “Of course!” Lee continues to grow and expand their offerings to include lots of updated styles of jeans in a huge variety of washes and colors, some with distressing, and all with that super-soft feel everyone loves.

My favorite piece in the new line is one of the top wardrobe staples I recommend to clients constantly. A classic denim jacket is truly one of the best third pieces available; it’s timeless and appropriate for all four seasons. Whether styled over a dress in the spring or summer months or layered with a sweater in the fall and winter, a denim jacket adds classic styling to any look. I am always on the lookout for new options, and the Holden jacket from Lee’s new collection is perfect. I love the wash, not too light, but dark enough for good contrast. The delicate embroidery details (a huge trend that isn’t going anywhere, by the way) gave this jacket personality and a story line. And most importantly, the fit was perfect! It’s not too short, not too boxy and has just the slightest bit of stretch to make it one of the most comfortable jackets I have ever owned. Paired with some jeans in a similar but not matching wash, this denim-on-denim look was a win for me! With holiday gifting on the horizon, a denim jacket is a timeless great choice for guys or gals in your life.

After a century of designing and manufacturing denim, Lee is celebrating their anniversary by launching the new, limited-edition Modern Vintage collection. By reimagining their vintage styles with a modern twist, these pieces have classic, all-American style. Head over to for my full review of the pieces I love and all the pieces you need from Lee’s new Modern Vintage collection. Happy denim holidays! ■

Written by: Abby Wood


Abby Wood is a wardrobe stylist and style blogger in Kansas City, and her education in design plus retail experience make her an expert in fit, fabric, style and trends. Her professional experience in fashion began with an apprenticeship with a bridal designer, shifted to creating and showing her  own line, moving up to management and training at a retail level and now professional styling as an independent consultant. Abby loves to work with individuals and help them develop and evolve their own sense of style. Find her at For daily style finds and tips, you can find Abby instablogging as @abbywoodwear on Instagram and Facebook