Anyone have experience with this brand of pants? Just bought a pair of the Jesse James off of Tramdock. They look sweet!
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9/8/08 at 3:36pm
|Powderhorn was founded in 1972 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and grew slowly as a niche brand until the mid-eighties. In 1986, at the height of its success the brand suddenly vanished with the tragic accident of the original owner.
The story of Powderhorn was unique in many ways. The jackets were signature pieces made with leather yolks over the shoulders, jean inspired buttons instead of zippers, and zip off sleeves. The pieces were always made in two color-ways, which could be ordered in ‘crazy’, ‘fashion’, or ‘basic’ colors. Customers never actually had a choice of colors because all the garments were manufactured out of whatever remnants were available in the local Jackson factory. Dealers ordered by size runs, such as: 1/S, 2/M, 2/l, and 1/XL, and didn’t know what they were getting until the surprise package arrived at their door step. Powderhorn jackets were in such high demand, that most times the product was sold straight out of the box without giving the retailer a chance to hang and display the pieces in their store.
Powderhorn will distribute the first rebirth line in the fall of 2007.