Black Bear Brand & Langlitz Leathers with Horween Tannery

A celebration of the iconic leather jacket... a collision of America’s best. 
A pure curation of excellence.

Handmade to order by Langlitz in Portland just as it was since 1947.
Horsehide by Horween Leather Co.; who’s been producing the finest leather since 1905 in Chicago.
Designed and curated - Black Bear Brand.

*** Each jacket will be custom made to order.

 Horween Tannery - Chicago, IL

Horween Tannery - Chicago, IL

Keynote for Fall

1949 Black Bear wool shirts AD! Keynote for Fall... Black Bear Brand- The new and old colliding in a quest to elevate what we do. A love for the Americana, the old ways, its strong influence on style. The resurrection story has just begun.

2 week whirlwind tour of Japan!

These two amazing weeks started with being a guest of Wokini Studio at the Clutch Collection Show in Tokyo. http://www.ccshowjapan.com

after the show...

*** Typhoon in Oita followed by riding motorcycles to Aso volcano; one of the world's most active volcanoes.

*** Touring Kobe on a 70 yr. old Panhead and visiting the hilltop Japanese castle complex Himeji Castle (姫路城 Himeji-jō).

*** Back to Tokyo for a day with Tokyo's own Mr. Boots Man... Fukurokuju. A day of boots, bikes, and lots of laughs with a new dear friend and a master of boots! Takeshi Okuyama...

More on the above coming soon.

Our journey has brought us to Japan

Wokini Studio has created a special silver claw pendant for Black Bear Brand.  This is a piece of art created from the cast of a real bear claw!

 • Casting made from a real bear claw.   • Sterling silver   • Black deerskin lace with turquoise beads and silver beads.   • Hand hammered branding of Black Bear Brand and Wokini on each piece.   • Polish by hand.  This collaboration has set in motion some very exciting things. In Sept. we will be accompany Wokini Studio at the Clutch CC Show in Tokyo and following the show I’ll be riding a friends 1948 Panhead on a 4 day ride around the tropical island of Ōita Prefecture!   This journey has just begun... Explore To Create!

• Casting made from a real bear claw. 

• Sterling silver 

• Black deerskin lace with turquoise beads and silver beads. 

• Hand hammered branding of Black Bear Brand and Wokini on each piece. 

• Polish by hand.

This collaboration has set in motion some very exciting things. In Sept. we will be accompany Wokini Studio at the Clutch CC Show in Tokyo and following the show I’ll be riding a friends 1948 Panhead on a 4 day ride around the tropical island of Ōita Prefecture! 

This journey has just begun... Explore To Create!

The Horsehide Collection.

Celebrating 100 Years Of Wesco.

Collision of tough raw simplicity with beautiful refinement. 
  Wesco Shoes:  The Gold Standard is 100 years old this year!   Horween “horsehide” Leather    the art of tanning at its finest.   Unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation

Wesco Shoes: The Gold Standard is 100 years old this year!

Horween “horsehide” Leather
the art of tanning at its finest. 
Unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation

History Uncovered...

...a short 45 mile ride from Seattle is Sultan WA.  A year plus ago a piece of Black Bear Brand history was uncovered; a painted advertisement sign from the 1920's.

 This touches on a deep and hidden history the Black Bear Brand has and we're working to resurrect. Black Manufacturing's Black Bear Brand has been part of the Pacific Northwest manufacturing community for almost 100 years, Black Bear Brand has stayed true to its original legacy of making durable and aesthetically-classic goods through a union of regional makers considered the best in their craft. Black Bear Brand keeps original founder George G. Black’s vision alive by making simple, straightforward, and durable garments while re-imagining the definitions of traditional workwear.  

This touches on a deep and hidden history the Black Bear Brand has and we're working to resurrect. Black Manufacturing's Black Bear Brand has been part of the Pacific Northwest manufacturing community for almost 100 years, Black Bear Brand has stayed true to its original legacy of making durable and aesthetically-classic goods through a union of regional makers considered the best in their craft. Black Bear Brand keeps original founder George G. Black’s vision alive by making simple, straightforward, and durable garments while re-imagining the definitions of traditional workwear.  

Sultan WA. Sultan City played an important role in the building of the Burlington Northern Railroad which runs east from Everett adjacent to the Skykomish River. During the railroad construction, Sultan was as a supply station employing (at times) over 800 men. This boom brought many new businesses to the area and in 1905 Sultan incorporated.

“The Specialist” shirt/jacket

“The Specialist” shirt/jacket; produced using shelter tents... salvaged from WWII! 

Each jacket has unique reminiscences from the original WWII tent it was produced from... each jacket is 1 of a kind!

 ***Special brass Black Bear Brand - Union Of Makers snaps.  ***Each in its special hand made wood box.  ***WWII pin... pinned to each tag. Jackets release 6/14 (Flag Day Check out more details on the jackets in the

***Special brass Black Bear Brand - Union Of Makers snaps.

***Each in its special hand made wood box.

***WWII pin... pinned to each tag. Jackets release 6/14 (Flag Day Check out more details on the jackets in the

Black Bear Band - Nomad Knife & Tool special “shovel” knife. Handles produced from salvaged Harley-Davidson parts bins!

Only in Milwaukee; the home of Harley-Davidson is this story possible... the material used in these pieces are very special.

 “Right place, right time and a lot of luck… found in a late warehouse that was getting cleaned out. a friend and antique shop owner who has access to lots of industrial surplus stumbled upon a stack of parts bins. It wasn't until we got them home and unloaded them that I noticed the Harley stencil painted on the middle board on one side.” - Bryan Nomad Knife & Tool  A special piece created by hand for heavy use “A Bear For Wear”.  Made by hand using only American sourced materials.       • Made by Bryan G. Jerabek.      • American Made 52100 Steel.      • Harley-Davidson parts bin selvaged handle.  

“Right place, right time and a lot of luck… found in a late warehouse that was getting cleaned out. a friend and antique shop owner who has access to lots of industrial surplus stumbled upon a stack of parts bins. It wasn't until we got them home and unloaded them that I noticed the Harley stencil painted on the middle board on one side.” - Bryan Nomad Knife & Tool

A special piece created by hand for heavy use “A Bear For Wear”.  Made by hand using only American sourced materials. 

    • Made by Bryan G. Jerabek.

    • American Made 52100 Steel.

    • Harley-Davidson parts bin selvaged handle.