With the nighttime temps here in Southern California dipping down into the forties this past week, I have had the golden opportunity to break out my much loved but rarely worn Brown's Beach Jacket. This inspired me to share some photos my vintage Brown's Beach Jackets, Vests and few print ads from the collection. Also included are two vests and a jacket that we recently sold via The San Fernando Valley Mercantile and a couple of nice Japanese reproduction pieces. Enjoy!
Discovered these great jackets back around 2004 while searching for information on salt & pepper vintage workwear and gained a bit of an education while trying to find one in a larger size. Thanks to JD for the information and photos early on & RL for the BIG hook up back in 2007, another pivotal vintage workwear moment.
|My Brown's Beach Jackets & Vests|
|My 3 pocket button front model, purchased as new old stock, worn only a handful of times |
Brown's Beach Cloth DOT brand snap variation
|BROWN'S beach cloth, Norfolk MA label|
|My new old stock 2 pocket zipper model with original hang tag and inspection tag. I believe this model is known as a Surcoat. It cost more than the shorter button front version due in part to it's longer length and leather pocket detailing.|
|Heavy Duty Talon zipper|
|Leather trimmed front pocket detail|
|Brown's Beach Jacket label & care tag|
|Garment inspection tag|
Brown's Beach Jacket original bag, via JD
|My vintage Brown's Beach Vest, stripe version. Size 44|
|Brown's Beach Jacket embossed SCOVIL brand snap|
|My vintage Brown's Beach Vest, size 46|
|Brown's Beach Jacket SCOVIL snap. Piping showing honest wear|
|Iconic pocket shape & piping detail|
|Brown's Beach Jacket information tag, via JD|
|Information tag backside, note Union Made & Made in America at the bottom, via JD|
|My vintage duck canvas hunting pants with DOT brand Brown's Beach Cloth snap|
|Brown's Beach Cloth DOT brand snap|
|Serval brand zipper|
|1943 - A man, his beat-up Brown's Beach Jacket and a large fish. It's a great day!! |
via fellow Brown's aficionado Vintage Engineer Boots
|Vintage 1940's Brown's Beach collarless jacket with oversized snaps. |
Sold via The San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co.
|Vintage Brown's Beach Vest size 42. Sold via The San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co.|
|Vintage Brown's Beach Vest size 46. Sold via The San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co.|
|Vintage Brown's Beach Jacket in a favored stripe version via Vintage Engineer Boots blog|
Fantastic Shawl Collar Japanese reproduction. Guess I'm kind of glad it wasn't made in larger sizes, I would of had to have it.
|Reproduction Brown's Beach "Shelter Cap" in black via the WILD ONE, Japan|
|Recently ran across these Reproduction Brown's Beach "Shelter Caps" over at the WILD ONE.|
May just need to try & snag one of these