Brown's Beach Vest
Brown's Beach Vest
Brown's Beach Vest
Brown's Beach Vest

Brown's Beach Vest

Regular price $298.00 $169.00
No. 6712
In Stock
Color: Black Mix

Brown's Beach Vest

Regular price $298.00 $169.00

The Elusive Mr. Beach.

From a newspaper advertisement for Brown’s Beach Jackets & Vests in 1967: “Styling by Mr. Brown. Fabric by Mr. Beach.”

Let’s back up.

1901. Mr. William W. Brown delivers Mr. Beach’s revolutionary, unshrinkable, cold-defying fabric to market in the form of workwear jackets and vests. The become known for their durability and water resistant qualities, and the pieces quickly become ubiquitous among lumberjacks, fishermen, hunters, and guides in the early 20th century.

In time, they become highly collectible.

But what happened to the elusive Mr. Beach? Clues are hard to find, but I'm not giving up the search.

In the meantime, let me introduce you to the go-to vest favored by rugged outdoorsmen for well over a century.

Brown’s Beach Vest (No. 6712). Classic 4-pocket trapper vest hugs the body like a sweater and is practically impervious to the elements. Constructed of fabric developed specifically for harsh Massachusetts winters. Tightly woven with a warm inner wool fleece and water-resistant, knitted cotton face. The salt and pepper texture is created working with a range of varying count threads in two different colors and twisting them to create a twill. Bound twill edges, and a two-way zipper at front in place of traditional snap. Imported.

Men Size Chart

SML 34 14 1/2" or 37cm 34 26
36 15" or 38cm 36 28
MED 38 15 1/2" or 39cm 38 30
40 16" or 40 1/2cm 40 32
LG 42 16 1/2" or 42cm 42 34
44 17" or 43cm 44 36
XL 46 17 1/2" or 44 1/2cm 46 38
48 18" or 46 cm 48 40
XXL 50 18 1/2" or 47cm 50 42
52 19" or 48cm 52 44