Lee’s sewing origins started as a 14 year old, armed with an industrial sewing machine his dad got for him for Christmas from underwear factory in Richmond and dream of making jeans. When most of his mates were out surfing, he was at home taking sewing lessons with one material in mind denim. At the age of 16 Lee started work with Melbourne denim label “Nobody Jeans”. Working in there is house denim laundry, customising washes and wear techniques.
Everwear Denim is a handmade jeans workshop based on the Mornington Peninsula. After graduating from Fashion at RMIT, Maker/Tailor Lee May spent seven years working in London on Savile Row making the world finest bespoke suits. Undertaking a three year cutting apprenticeship under the guidance of head cutter William Adams at tailoring houses “Hardy Amies” and “Kilgour” before moving to luxury fashion house “Alexander Mcqueen” bespoke department. Over three years Lee worked with bespoke clients, Mcqueen VIP’s (celbrity clients) and royalty as well as working with the menswear team on ready-to-wear garments, and runway shows in Paris.