Engineered Garments never disappoints and their new collection manufactured by Golden Bear is no exception. Golden Bear did the original production for a lot of great companies like Banana Republic, L.L.Bean, New Republic and they're still producing in San Francisco.
Started in 1922, Golden Bear created leather jackets for longshoremen who carried cargo on their back. They gained fame during World War II when pilots of the Flying Tigers, The P-38's, Hellcats, and the Flying Fortresses wore their jackets. In the 50's it was varsity jackets among the teen set and in the 60's they made the dockwear jackets the beats and rockers loved.
With all that history and quality it's no surprise Daiki enlisted them to produce this well inspired line for Spring 2011. You have some time till the line drops but for now enjoy the first look at the pictures and sketches. I always love seeing a bit of the creative process.