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Over the last ten years, we’ve come to consider ourselves experts in leather and are committed to using only the best.

    Golden Bear Sportswear 95 Years & Counting

    Just a stone's throw from our hometown headquarters in San Francisco’s Mission-Potrero Hill neighborhood, the Golden Bear Sportswear factory has been designing and manufacturing classic jackets for the better part of the last century. Since opening shop in 1922 under the title S. Slater and Son, the founder Sam Slater had cemented himself as a forefather of San Francisco craftsmanship and apparel. Now one name, several owners, and hundreds of classic outerwear designs later, Golden Bear Sportswear remains at the top of every brand’s ‘industry partner wish list.’

    “Meticulous” doesn’t come close to describing the process that goes into manufacturing each and every Golden Bear jacket. From matching the leather’s grain for each panel to hand stitching them all together, every garment is rich with history, purpose, and love.

    Since its inception, Golden Bear has maintained an impeccable reputation and set the standard for working conditions and longevity of employment. To this day, under the leadership of current-CEO Matt Ehlen, the average employment tenure is twenty years, employees are paid a prevailing salary and compensated for their vacation and sick days, and each quarter GB donates jackets to charitable causes, such as the Delancey Street Foundation, the John Burton Foundation, and homeless shelters across the Bay Area.

    Decades of product patterns hang in the office. The Golden Bear label being stitched into a garment.
    Golden Bear Sportswear

    95 Years & Counting

    Golden Bear Sportswear

    95 Years & Counting

    The Moto Jacket in Whiskey Steerhide
    The Moto Jacketin Whiskey Steerhide $1,075
    The Moto Jacket in Black Steerhide
    The Moto Jacketin Black Steerhide $1,075
    The Seca Jacket in Espresso
    The Seca Jacketin Espresso$1,075 $699 Last Call
    The Moto Jacket in Tobacco Weatherproof Suede
    The Moto Jacketin Tobacco Weatherproof Suede $1,075
    The Presidio Jacket in Cognac
    The Presidio Jacketin Cognac$998 $798 Pre-Order

    Friends in Footwear Family Owned in The Footwear Capital

    If Cinderella ever needed a replacement for her Glass Slipper, Dante is undoubtedly where she would go. How comfortable can a glass slipper be, anyways? Most of us avoid walking on eggshells but she makes an effort to walk on glass. And while this Fairy Tale anecdote may seem a bit overdrawn, it’s actually quite an appropriate one, as working conditions in textile factories are far more similar to that of a scullery maid in the Tremaine household than we’d prefer.

    Leather being prepped in our boot and shoe factory.

    Fortunately, Dante, a family owned and operated footwear manufacturer in Leon, Mexico, provides their employees with a more classic storybook ending. Not only does the leadership of David and Carlos Torres Flores, brothers and co-founders, resemble that of the Fairy Godmother, but employees are given their very own “Pumpkin Coach” transportation in the personal, work-issued bicycles.

    Templates cut out components of a boot sole.

    No need to wait with bated breath for the clock to strike midnight and the veil to lift, the Dante employees work fair hours, receive equitable compensation, and operate more like an oversized family than a business. Don’t mistake ethics and conviviality with poor quality. The footwear made at Dante comes from fine, local leather and is constructed with the same scrupulous care that the Torres Flores brothers employ in keeping their workers happy. It doesn’t hurt that, at any given moment, you can hear, and smell, espresso machines pumping out some of best espresso we’ve ever had.

    Friends in Footwear

    Family Owned in The Footwear Capital

    Friends in Footwear

    Family Owned in The Footwear Capital

    Handcrafted in Leon, Mexico

    The Oxford in Whiskey
    The Oxfordin Whiskey $298
    The Brogue in Espresso Leather
    The Broguein Espresso Leather $298
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    The Art of Leather

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    The Art of Leather

    A cut above. Not all leather is created equally.

    The Presidio Jacket in Cognac
    The Presidio Jacketin Cognac$998 $798 Pre-Order
    The Moto Jacket in Black Steerhide
    The Moto Jacketin Black Steerhide $1,075
    The Moto Jacket in Tobacco Weatherproof Suede
    The Moto Jacketin Tobacco Weatherproof Suede $1,075
    The Moto Jacket in Whiskey Steerhide
    The Moto Jacketin Whiskey Steerhide $1,075
    The Seca Jacket in Espresso
    The Seca Jacketin Espresso$1,075 $699 Last Call
    The Oxford in Whiskey
    The Oxfordin Whiskey $298
    The Brogue in Espresso Leather
    The Broguein Espresso Leather $298
    The Trench Boot in Golden Weatherproof Suede
    The Trench Bootin Golden Weatherproof Suede $348
    The Hiker in Chocolate Weatherproof Suede
    The Hikerin Chocolate Weatherproof Suede$298 $269 Last Call
    The Zip Wallet in Brown
    The Zip Walletin Brown $98
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