40s/50s Vintage Lee Jelt Denim Overalls - sm, med, lg

SKU: 00829-001

Iconic Lee brand "Jelt Denim" work overalls.

  • Dark, even indigo blue denim -- no "acid wash" or "pre-fading" here!
  • Button fly
  • Adjustable straps
  • All the pockets -- the real kind: deep and functional! And a loop for your hammer, of course. 
  • From the 1940s or 50s, according to Lee company archivists 
  • Union Made in the USA

Labels: Lee
The company introduced the "Jelt Denim" designation in 1931. I found advertisements for Jelt Denim Overalls from 1931 through 1971. According to the company archivist, this pair is likely from the 1947 model, which was made into the 1950s.

Fiber/Care: 100% cotton denim / washable

Condition: Nearly perfect, very gently broken in, with no signs of wear except that the super-extra-long legs have been cut, leaving a raw edge (which I don't believe is original). The generous hem is turned under and tacked at a 29" inseam. You could let it down to gain up to 3.5" (up to a 32.5" inseam) keeping a small hem, or you could let the raw edge show to add nearly 4" to the length (just shy of a 33" inseam). 

Garment Measurements:
(shown on 6-foot tall, skinny Delphine)
 waist (at top buttons): 32"/81.25cm
 high hip (at lower buttons): 36"/91.5cm
 low hip (across seat, more or less): 42"/106.5cm
 inseam: currently 29"/73.5cm with a <4"/10cm hem to let down
 outseam: currently 42"/106.5cm with a <4"/10cm hem to let down
 front rise: 14"/35.5cm

☞ Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old, unless otherwise specified. Please read condition report provided above. ☜

Notes: International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees.


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