The name Brown's Beach refers to a brand that was owned by William W. Brown. In 1901 he produced the first Brown's Beach garments, a jacket and a four pocket vest. His intention was to create functional and stylish garments that could be used during the cold Massachusetts winters. The brand found it's success among fishermen and hunters and became synonymous with the great outdoors.
The original Brown's Beach company is now defunct, and today one can find many versions of the clothes manufactured by different companies. They all have in common that they use the classic Beach fabric which consists of a two-ply weave blend of 70% wool and 30% cotton. The cotton is usually left undyed, creating characteristic highlights in the fabric which generally comes in dark hues.
This version of the classic Brown's Beach Vest is made in Japan by Fullcount Co., Ltd and it has a slightly updated fit for a more contemporary style. The fabric however is made in the same way as back in 1901, with the patterned surface and a rugged backside. It is quite dense, so any chilly winds are kept out, but it is not bulky, which makes it a great fabric that will keep you warm when the cold winds blow and yet allow for proper movement.
- Brown's Beach Early Vest Oxford Gray - Made in Japan by Fullcount Co., Ltd - 74% wool - 26% cotton - Four pockets
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit. The length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down.