Having a relationship with the products we invite into our lives.

stories of the connection, the feeling... (the Black Bear Brand shirt-jacket)

 "Maybe only my grandpas pocketknife with its worn down blades and burnished handles or my old mans tools that send me back with every use to a simpler time and evoke in me such an emotional connectedness as does this jacket. It has earned its place amongst those revered items that took several generations to season. Already coveted by my sons like the items from my past it boasts a patina that tells the stories of its life. I've been caught of guard by my affinity for it."- Kelley Runion (Detroit)

"Maybe only my grandpas pocketknife with its worn down blades and burnished handles or my old mans tools that send me back with every use to a simpler time and evoke in me such an emotional connectedness as does this jacket. It has earned its place amongst those revered items that took several generations to season. Already coveted by my sons like the items from my past it boasts a patina that tells the stories of its life. I've been caught of guard by my affinity for it."- Kelley Runion (Detroit)