Lee jeans were founded in Kansas, 1889, and are undeniably one of the biggest names in denim. With an initial product line that revolved around dungarees and overalls, the brand really nails the cliché of a hillbilly denim company with deep southern roots. Renowned for their hard wearing workwear, the brand flourished in the 1920s and 1930s with the rise of the American manufacturing industry, with Lee expanding into casual wear in 1954 – leading to the fashion brand that we know today.
This Lee 101 backpack exemplifies the brand’s stylish but hard wearing ethos. Utilising a simple backpack silhouette that is constructed in indigo denim with high grade tan leather straps, it features a front zipper pocket and brass buckles that helps provide an interesting twist to a classic bag style.
For those of you who aren’t denim fanatics, the 23oz measurement of the material used is an indication of the thickness of the denim and therefore how it fits and drapes. Given that the higher the oz’s the thicker and more rigid the fit, the 23oz of this backpack (most jeans are 12 to 14oz) helps create an extremely thick, hard-wearing bag, which is guaranteed to last a lifetime.
The tough rigid denim is key to this bags raw, masculine aesthetic. Paired with some matching jeans and informal boots, it is an accessory that will finish any rugged or workwear inspired look perfectly.
Available now over at Togs + Clogs.