Lee Storm Rider 101lj

This jacket is an accurate reproduction of the original storm rider immortalized by Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood and Marilyn Monroe. I love the Alaskan wool blanket lining and the corduroy collar, the collar being a particularly welcome addition for flip-ups during colder days. I bought it at Cultizm, when they had the 50% off sale on Lee and Wrangler recently.

UPDATE Oct 11, 2011…
After having used this jacket for a while, I can say that it is one of the best fall/spring jackets I’ve owned. I always wear a shirt beneath this jacket (usually flannel), for additional warmth and itch-proofing. However, windy conditions are not favorable, as cold air flows relatively easy through the denim…

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Here are pictures of McQueen and Eastwood sporting this jacket.

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It is made by Edwin of Japan under license from Lee.

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3 Comments

  1. after having a stormrider as part of my almost daily wear for two plus decades i felt abandoned and betrayed when i went into the local western wear store to replace my ragged jacket and was told they did not make them anymore! my grandfather wore these jackets . thankyou 80’s style and outsourcing. nothing is sacred in america except the almighty dollar

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