Harris tweed label dating
These jackets, like most early versions of Lee Western Wear Jacket had three versions of pocket tags and labels which can be used to determine the approximate time they were manufactured. The second used in the 1960’s had the “Lee ®” in the name.
The Third version used since the 1970’s had the “Lee ® MR” in the name.
In addition to the earlier described railroad jacket, in 1927 Lee introduced the “Logger dungarees featuring wider hips, watch pockets and suspender buttons. opened in 1889 as a wholesale quality grocer and only later became a work wear manufacturer.In 1921, Lee introduced its’ first “Railroad Jacket”.This jacket was introduced with the cowboy in mind and they were to continue to be produced for several decades.The “Slim” Jacket was the first shorter, more tailored western-style jacket and was later to be included under the Rider Label.