Introducing GOLDEN BEAR Sportswear

GOLDEN BEAR Sportswear was founded 1922 in San Francisco and produced tough and durable leather jackets for dockworkers, who carried cargo, literally, on their backs. Golden Bear jackets kept the longshoremen warm on cold and foggy San Francisco nights. During the 2nd World war they made thousands of flight jackets for the pilots and aircrews of U.S. Air Force. Later in the 60ies when the music scene in San Francisco exploded Golden Bear produced the leather clothing for  famous bands like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane or the Doobie Bros. Today Golden Bear still is famous for their leather jackets, tweed and wool jackets and their Varsity line. A family-owned enterprise  Golden bear still produces to this day all their jackets in their own factory on Potrero Hill.

We are honored to distribute a selected collection of leather and woolen jackets on the European markets from this season onwards.

Come and see the collection at Bread&Butter, Berlin, 15.-17. Jan.2013.

family members, all equipped with Varsity jackets, late 1950ies.

members of The Grateful Dead wearing leather jackets made by Golden Bear, 1960ies.

Dockworker jacket, made in genuine HORWEEN Horsefront leather.

the iconic Suede Bomber, made in heavy Goat Suede.

wool blouson, made in genuine Harris Tweed wool.

MAKR x Deus ex Machina: nice coop

our friends from MAKR Carry Goods in Florida designed and produced this nice little gadget for the US branch of the austrailian brand Deus ex Machina in a limited run. Sold out already. A second run is on the way. Made from waxed canvas and Horween’s horsefront leather this little tool rool offers enough space to hold your wrenches, screwdrivers, or your pocket knife or pipe collection, or paint brushes, scalpels, etc.

the following video gives you a nice insight in the MAKR Studio showing Jason Gregory and his team. At 03:26 you can see the cutting by laser. Video courtesy grainandgram.

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: