The year is 1889 in Kansas America, work was hard and people needed reliable kit tough enough to withstand the hardship of 19th century working. H.D Lee decided it was time to save the day, originally creating an all American Denim brand fit for a cowboy using the most premium American denim. Through the '20s, Lee introduced many new innovations from a stronger, more durable denim fabric for workwear to cowboy pants for working and rodeo cowboys. Most notably, Lee introduced the zipper fly in cowboy pants and zip-front overalls and coveralls. Throughout the '30s and '40s Lee continued to build on their brand, becoming the nation's no.1 manufacturer of work clothes, and to this day Lee are still creating some of the best denim and apparel in the world.