LEE RIDERS 109Y-slim (late 1950s - early 1960s)

This is LEE's Boys Youth, and based on the inner tag, it seems to be from the late 1950's to early 60's. 11.25oz right twill denim is used, or the fabric seems a little rough compared to Levi's 501 of the same age.

Lee 109Y-slim
Dead stock with a flasher.
Lee 109Y-slim_front
The long length makes it look quite slender, but it's not particularly thin and straight. The silhouette is almost non-tapered and straight to the hem.
Lee 109Y-slim_背面
Lee 109Y-slim_flasher


This flasher has an illustration of the "Steer Wrestling" competition in the rodeo. It lists various information such as the part number, the number of ounces of fabric, and the product warranty." The label "C1955 BY THE H.D. LEE COMPANY" indicates that it was manufactured at least in 1955 or later.
Lee 109Y-slim_patch


From the feel of the back side, it seems to be made of PVC.
Lee 109Y-slim_tag


A tag attached to the top of the patch. The waist size is listed as 26", and LEE is often made larger than the size listed, but this is because it is called "Slim", so there is no big difference between the size listed and the actual size.
Lee 109Y-slim_inner tag

inner tag

The absence of "RIDERS" and the absence of "○R" and "M.R." suggests that this was a product from the late 1950's to early 1960's.
Lee 109Y-slim_union ticket

union ticket

It's attached to the inside of the left hip pocket.
Lee 109Y-slim_back pocket

back pocket

Left hip pocket. As is often the case with boys' youth models, it's patched and the stitching is a straight stitch rather than a lazy S. The patch here is made of leather, not PVC.
Lee 109Y-slim_top button

top button

Snap button engraved with "Lee RIDERS".
Lee 109Y-slim_zipper


Lee 109Y-slim_top button (back)

top button (back)

No engraving on the back of the top button.
Lee 109Y-slim_coin pocket

coin pocket

The design of the coin pocket is the same as the adult model.
Lee 109Y-slim_crotch rivet

crotch rivet

Unlike the adult models of this period, it also comes with rivets. The adult models are also different in that UFO rivets are used, including other rivets.
Lee 109Y-slim_rivet (back)

rivet (back)

The back of the rivet is copper-colored and flat.
Lee 109Y-slim_outseam


The outseam is double stitched. Chain stitching at the hem.
Lee 109Y-slim_fabric


Slightly thinner fabric at 11.25 ounces. The slubby look is noticeable, but it doesn't feel so slubby to the touch, maybe because the fabric is thinner. The nips are scattered. Slightly grayish fabric with a weak visual bluishness.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W26/L34 26 33.5 13 16.5 10.5 34.5 8 46