It has been a desire for several years to release both a product that carried with it a story this deep, and accompanied by the membership into a club of like-minded people. This is a first for us. We will work to augment this annual event concept, create new and inspiring artwork to capture each year that has yet to come, and hope that this can result, years down the road, in something that furthers our efforts to build community.
So, when we were up at L.C. King in Bristol, TN in the Summer, we were able to grab a dozen white chore jackets. Jack hasn’t yet opened back up wholesale, but we’ve been friends for nearly a decade, and he made an exception for us.
Next, we worked with our newest staff member, Andrew Duke, to create this year's stencil. Click here to read the in-depth backstory for the 2022 design. The part of the design concept that most inspires me is that, historically each year integrates the numerical year accompanied by a feature that describes a theme of that particular year. We went a third step and integrated the store's initials into this year's design, which proved quite a task for Mr. Duke, and he sure was up for it.
Trust me, I know a dozen jackets isn’t nearly enough, but we had to start somewhere and it was also in that moment that we decided entry shouldn’t be just the expensive jacket option. So, we ordered some classic USA-made ringspun cotton t-shirts, and screenprinted the same prints onto them to create an economy, entry-level priced item that offers the same membership invitation.
The outcome of this year's effort is a series of great, storied series of garments that will each come with a membership card (signed and laminated like old NC licenses), and an invitation to attend to our 1st annual Hudson Overall Company Beer Drinking Club reunion party this Winter.
To read a more in-depth backstory on the history of Beer Jackets on the Goods With Purpose™ Journal, Click Here.
- 100% cotton white natural drill
- Heavy thread stitching & bar tacking throughout
- Double needle felled shoulder cap, center back & sleeve.
- Angled sleeve button-hole for fastening ease
- Clean finished inside seams
- WWII steel laurel wreath donut buttons
- Riveted sleeve seams
- Upper left patch pocket
- Upper right flap pocket
- Oversize lower pocket inspired by our overalls
- Inside patch pocket
- Washed for shrunk-fit and softness
- Manufactured by LC King in Bristol, TN
Sizes: Small - XXL (refer to sizing chart in photos)