The company's founder Harry David Lee was a very unusual and talented entrepreneur. He began his career, having no starting capital, and died a wealthy businessman and the founder of one of the most successful brands in the world of denim.
Lee is unique for its contribution to the fashion and world history. Back in the day Lee jeans were delivered to American soldiers during the First World War. Lee was the one, who invented denim overalls and a denim jacket. In 1924 Lee came up with a famous model 1012, the first jeans that had a zipper.
In 1969 the company was acquired by VF Corporation having launched a new stage in its development.