Lee® Celebrates 70 Years of Chetopa Twill with New Fall 2021 Apparel Collection

By: Kontoor Brands News Team Sep 21, 2021 Feature Story Tags: Product, Lee

The Curated Capsule Reimagines Lee’s Workwear Roots in Modern, Sustainable Versions

Lee®, the iconic American denim and apparel brand announced today the launch of their new Fall 2021 offerings for its Chetopa Twill collection, which includes women’s and men’s styles inspired by the brand’s heritage workwear styles.

Originally created in 1951 to meet evolving workwear apparel needs, the Chetopa fabric was touted as the finest and toughest twill available. Lee®‘s new collection features an updated version made with REPREVE® recycled fibers, TruTemp 365® thermal comfort technology and stretch for comfort. Inspired by trends of the 50s and today, the tone on tone separates and Union-Alls™ feature heritage details iconic to Lee with a blend of street and work elements.

The Curated Capsule Reimagines Lee’s Workwear Roots in Modern, Sustainable Versions

Lee® was the leader in American workwear for decades, and our Chetopa twill was a key product. With this collection, we’re leaning into our history by reintroducing this fabric and heritage styles to give these pieces an edge that speaks to a younger consumer,” said Betty Madden, Vice-President of Global Design, Lee®. “The vintage but fresh feel will enable wearers to create their own looks.” 

Lee®’s new offering includes:

  • Lee® Women’s & Men’s Chetopa Service Union-All:
    • Sizing: XS - XXL
    • Styles: Gas Station Green, Sky Captain, KC Khaki
  • Lee® Women’s & Men’s Chetopa Service Jacket:
    • Sizing: XS - XXL
    • Styles: Gas Station Green, Harbor, Devotion, KC Khaki
  • Lee® Women’s Chetopa Wide Leg Flood Pant:
    • Sizing: 24 - 35
    • Styles: Deep Olive Green, Beech, Harbor
  • Lee® Men’s Chetopa Loose Crop Pant:
    • Styles: KC Khaki
  • Lee® Men’s Working West Shirt:
    • Styles: KC Khaki

The Chetopa collection is available at select retailers and on Lee.com. Prices range from $60 to $110.   

About Lee®

Lee®, a Kontoor Brands (NYSE: KTB) brand, is an iconic American denim and casual apparel brand. Lee's collections include a uniquely styled range of jeans, pants, shirts, shorts and jackets for men, women, and boys. Founded by H.D. Lee and backed by nearly 130 years of purposeful design and craftsmanship, Lee's movement-inspired innovations, versatile styling and superior fit continue to inspire generations of brand loyalists. For more information, please visit www.lee.com.

REPREVE® and TruTemp 365 are trademarks of Unifi, Inc.