Brown's Beach Jacket History




Brown's Beach Jacket Co. was founded in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1898 by William W. Brown, before moving to Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1901. Although the brand was built to last, it went out of business in the 1960s due to the introduction of synthetic materials into the outerwear market, such as polyester and nylon.




Brown's Beach Cloth is a garment as well as a proprietary two-ply weave blend of 70% recycled wool, 30% cotton, and a warm fleece lining. It was water-resistant, unshrinkable, virtually untearable, surprisingly warm, and incredibly comfortable — ideal for use in bad weather.




These forward-thinking garments, most notably a hip-length jacket and vest with metal snap buttons and distinct pockets, were originally designed for beach fishermen but quickly became popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

Mikiharu Tsujita of Fullcount acquired the rights to the brand in 2010 and re-energized this once American icon to the finest detail and Japanese standards, bringing the fabric back to life in both classic and modern interpretations.