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April 5, 2017

Lee Jeans, Beautiful Adverts for the Leisure Suit from the 1970s

In the mid 1970s, Lee began a series of magazine ads all featuring a dude in front of a simple background of one bold color. They are memorable ads without being controversial or overtly sexual. It was all part of the company’s master plan to break out from the work clothes business and into fashion conscious casual styles.

Today, Lee makes its clothes in sweatshops in India and spends 40 million per year on advertising; however, it owes a large part of its success to these ads in the 1970s which transitioned their image from work overalls to JC Penney leisurewear.



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