- est 1922 -

THE STORY

January 16, 2012

THE STORY

Golden Bear Sportswear, one of the great heritage companies of America, was founded in San Francisco during the early 1920′s. Our classic, vintage American styling has always been the reason for the success and longevity of Golden Bear. In the early 1900′s, San Francisco’s destination shipping industry created a market for durable dockworker jackets. Golden Bear jackets kept the longshoremen warm on cold and foggy San Francisco nights.

In the 1950′s we began to produce The Varsity Jacket, the Bomber Jacket, and the Motorcycle jacket. We made award jackets for high schools and colleges throughout the USA. In the 1960′s the music scene exploded in San Francisco. Just as the love children flocked to Golden Gate Park, famous musicians found their way to our workshop. Members of the Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, The Doobie Bros and many more traveled to the Mission District, anxious to create a custom jacket for their band.

Word got out about this family business in San Francisco. The Golden Bear bomber jacket with a real shearling lining was sold from Maine to Oregon. Chamois Shirts and lamb suede Safari jackets for the new trend of fashion were sold nationwide. In the 1970′s, Golden Bear was introduced to the Japanese Market. Until now, Golden Bear garments can be seen in the best retail shops in Japan.

Golden Bear has dressed Presidents, Heads of State and Dignitaries from around the World. From the top Internet companies to the best of Detroit, Golden Bear has customized jackets that last a life time for their employees. With an amazing in stock program, great customer service and the high standards of quality, Golden Bear is the authentic leather and wool outwear manufacturer in America today.





Size Charts
Classic Fit
Roomy in the chest, waist, and arms
Size Chest

Sleeve (from center back)

Center back length
S 37–39 34 ¾ 26
M 40–42 35 ½ 26 ½
L 44–47 36 ¼ 27
XL 49–52 37 27 ½
XXL 54–56 37 ¾ 28

* Measurements in inches

 

Contemporary Fit
A closer fit, especially in the larger sizes

Size Chest Sleeve (from center back) Center back length
S 38–39 34 ½ 25
M 40–41 35 ¼ 26
L 42–43 36 27
XL 44–55 36 ¾ 28
XXL 46–47 37 ½ 29

* Measurements in inches

Note: Quilt lining adds bulk to the inside of the jacket, including the sleeves.