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Patched Jeans

Significance 

Hippie-style was an anti-fashion protest. These jeans were brand new Lee “Riders” in 1971 when Ron Kong entered Eric Hamber High school in grade 8. Ron added patches and decorations as the jeans ripped and tore. In grade 10, he added the flares. By the time Ron graduated, his jeans were a Hamber legend.

Date Range 
1971 - 1976
Place of Manufacture 
Manufactured by Lee Jeans
Place of Use 
Patched and worn by Ron Kong
Dimensions 
104.5 cm long, 31.5 cm wide
Museum Location 
You Say You Want a Revolution gallery
Catalog Number 
H2004.43.1
Donor 
Ron Kong