DEHEN1920 Varsity jackets in stores now

the first delivery of Varsity jackets from the DEHEN1920 collection has reached Europe. Founded in Portland, Oregon by german immigrants in 1920 Dehen has always been a manufacturer of varsity apparel specializing early in 4-ply heavy woolen knits for sweaters and cardigans and from the 1940ies on in Varsity jackets. Generations of college kids, students and cheerleaders have worn products made by Dehen. Collectors pay high prices for originals form the 40ies and 50ies. Please see the article on the history of Dehen written by our friend Markus from DeeCeeStyle in Zurich in the latest issue of the Heritage Post, No.3. We are proud that the following stores carry DEHEN1920 jackets, cardigans and sweaters from now on:

Burg&Schild, Berlin –  B-74, Frankfurt  – Craemer&Co, Nürnberg  – DeeCeeStyle, Zürich  – Jeanslife, Winterthur  –  Gasoline Alley, München – U.B.S., Sinsheim  – Volls, Darmstadt  –  Uwe Van Afferden, Düsseldorf  –  Kentaurus, Köln  –  The Globe, Arnheim and online on

Raimar from Craemer&Co, Nürnberg in a Signature Varsity jacket.

the Portland factory today.

our man Gary makes it happen.

highly skilled, fully devoted and super friendly staff.

the DEHEN Knitting Mills in the 1930ies.

DEHEN delivery truck, late 1920ies.

billboard of the old DEHEN factory.

Varsity jacket, 1946.

Dartmouth college students wearing Varsity jackets, 1963. This and all next photos courtesy of TAKE IVY.

the version with and without leather sleeves.

Dehen1920 for B-74 Frankfurt

out of the box and right into the shop: B-74 store in Frankfurt received its special delivery of a limited run of Varsity jackets made by DEHEN1920 from Portland, Oregon. Strictly limited to 14 pcs only. Based on an early 80ies original garment and inspired by the jackets worn by the G.I.’s stationed in Frankfurt area in the 70ies and 80ies it has a unique felt decoration on the back and chenille letters and numbers on each sleeve. Made of 24oz 100% wool from the Pendleton mills, with genuine Bison leather sleeves and pure wool rib knit cuffs&collar. Quilted lining. Slim fit. Sizes S-XL. Get yours now. They will be gone fast. Go Kami, go.

Contrasting: DEHEN1920 & TOPO Designs

Signature Varsity Jacket Black/Black by DEHEN1920. Genuine 24 oz PENDLETON Wool shell with pure aniline real Bison leather for the sleeves. Made in Portland, Or., U.S.A. Now in stores. Ask for details. Klettersack by TOPO Designs in 1000d Cordura with coated pack cloth as interior lining and real leather lash tabs by Horween, Chicago. Heavy duty straps with reinforced with seatbelt webbing. High quality self healing YKK zippers. Zippered top pocket. Volume: 1368 cu. in./22.4 ltr. Made in Denver, CO, U.S.A. Thanks again Philipp.

and thanks to Mariah from the quitecontinental blog for sharing: