The ’90s is proving to be an endless source of inspiration for brands and we’re not exactly mad about that, especially when the brand was actually around for it. In the case of Lee, a brand that has almost 130 years of history, its heritage and ’90s references are the real deal.
For its Pre-Fall 2019 collection, Lee is channeling late ’90s and combining it with skate, military, and trekking influences for a modern workwear look. It dug through its archives and is bringing back its popular Pipes collection from the ’90s that features looser-fit denim, as well as shorts and overalls for men and women, respectively. The original Pipes collection was heavily inspired by the skate scene in the ’90s and fits right into the direction of streetwear today.
Military references are coming back hard with camouflage prints popping up in both the men’s and women’s drops, while fatigues and cargo shorts in relaxed silhouettes for men get amplified with hiking details. Lee’s iconic Rider Jacket from the ’90s gets updated in camouflage, too.
One of our favorite pieces, though, is the water-resistant windbreaker that features eye-catching color blocking and is a nod to the trekking trend.
Lee’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection also introduces two new denim styles: the Austin, a tapered-cut jean for men, and the Breese, a flare cut for women, both of which have a ’90s vibe but with a modern sensibility.
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