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  • The Chukka in Whiskey Eagle - featured imageThe Chukka in Whiskey Eagle - alternate viewOut of Stock
    The Chukkain Whiskey Eagle$298
  • The Ranch Boot in Whiskey Eagle - featured imageThe Ranch Boot in Whiskey Eagle - alternate view
    The Ranch Bootin Whiskey Eagle$348
  • The Ranch Boot in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede - featured imageThe Ranch Boot in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede - alternate view
    The Ranch Bootin Weatherproof Chocolate Suede$348
  • The Moto Boot in Espresso Grizzly - featured imageThe Moto Boot in Espresso Grizzly - alternate view
    The Moto Bootin Espresso Grizzly$348
  • The Moto Boot in Whiskey Eagle - featured imageThe Moto Boot in Whiskey Eagle - alternate viewOut of Stock
    The Moto Bootin Whiskey Eagle$348
  • The Moto Boot in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede - featured imageThe Moto Boot in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede - alternate view
    The Moto Bootin Weatherproof Chocolate Suede$348
  • The Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Black - featured imageThe Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Black - alternate view
    The Minimalist Billfold Walletin Black$98
  • The Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Brown - featured imageThe Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Brown - alternate view
    The Minimalist Billfold Walletin Brown$98
  • The Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Navy - featured imageThe Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Navy - alternate view
    The Minimalist Billfold Walletin Navy$98
  • The Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Evergreen - featured imageThe Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Evergreen - alternate view
    The Minimalist Billfold Walletin Evergreen$98
  • The Minimalist Wallet in Black - featured imageThe Minimalist Wallet in Black - alternate view
    The Minimalist Walletin Black$58
  • The Minimalist Wallet in Brown - featured imageThe Minimalist Wallet in Brown - alternate view
    The Minimalist Walletin Brown$58
  • The Minimalist Wallet in Evergreen - featured imageThe Minimalist Wallet in Evergreen - alternate view
    The Minimalist Walletin Evergreen$58
  • The Stitched Belt in Whiskey Eagle - featured imageThe Stitched Belt in Whiskey Eagle - alternate view
    The Stitched Beltin Whiskey Eagle$88283032343638
  • The Stitched Belt in Espresso - featured imageThe Stitched Belt in Espresso - alternate view
    The Stitched Beltin Espresso$88283032343638
  • The Stitched Belt in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede - featured imageThe Stitched Belt in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede - alternate view
    The Stitched Beltin Weatherproof Chocolate Suede$88283032343638
  • The Stitched Belt in Espresso Grizzly - featured imageThe Stitched Belt in Espresso Grizzly - alternate view
    The Stitched Beltin Espresso Grizzly$88283032343638
  • The Moto Boot in Golden Brown Waxed Suede - featured imageThe Moto Boot in Golden Brown Waxed Suede - alternate viewOut of Stock
    The Moto Bootin Golden Brown Waxed Suede$298 $348

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

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.

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. 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 Moto Boot in Weatherproof Snuff Suede
The Moto Bootin Weatherproof Snuff Suede $348
The Trench Boot in Whiskey
The Trench Bootin Whiskey $348
The Ranch Boot in Saddle Tan
The Ranch Bootin Saddle Tan $348
The Chukka in Weatherproof Loden Suede
The Chukkain Weatherproof Loden Suede $298
The Moto Boot in Espresso Grizzly
The Moto Bootin Espresso Grizzly $348
The Chukka in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede
The Chukkain Weatherproof Chocolate Suede $298
The Ranch Low in Whiskey
The Ranch Lowin Whiskey $298
The Ranch Boot in Whiskey Eagle
The Ranch Bootin Whiskey Eagle $348
The Moto Boot in Whiskey Eagle
The Moto Bootin Whiskey Eagle $348
The Ranch Boot in Espresso Eagle
The Ranch Bootin Espresso Eagle $348
Shop The Collection

The Art of Leather

Shop The Collection

The Art of Leather

A cut above. Not all leather is created equally.

The Chukka in Whiskey Eagle
The Chukkain Whiskey Eagle $298
The Ranch Boot in Whiskey Eagle
The Ranch Bootin Whiskey Eagle $348
The Ranch Boot in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede
The Ranch Bootin Weatherproof Chocolate Suede $348
The Moto Boot in Espresso Grizzly
The Moto Bootin Espresso Grizzly $348
The Moto Boot in Whiskey Eagle
The Moto Bootin Whiskey Eagle $348
The Moto Boot in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede
The Moto Bootin Weatherproof Chocolate Suede $348
The Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Black
The Minimalist Billfold Walletin Black $98
The Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Brown
The Minimalist Billfold Walletin Brown $98
The Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Navy
The Minimalist Billfold Walletin Navy $98
The Minimalist Billfold Wallet in Evergreen
The Minimalist Billfold Walletin Evergreen $98
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