We’ve made a limited collection constructed from authentic deadstock camouflage fabrics found in our Crockett, Texas factory. Using deadstock Realtree and Photo Stalk fabric that’s been sitting in our fabric vault for over three decades, we’ve crafted unique versions of our Original Fatigues, our Painter Pants, our Tote Bag and our 4 Pocket Jacket.
The fabric was originally made back in the 1980s—the early days of modern hunting camouflage, when hunters moved away from reappropriating military designs to creating their own patterns which catered to their environment. Tigerstripe might have worked out in the dense jungles of Asia, but it didn’t offer much camouflage for hunters hiding out in the forests of North America—so new ideas were needed.
One new idea was Realtree—a camouflage first sketched by archer Bill Jordan whilst sitting in his parent’s backyard. Inspired by an old oak tree, the pattern layered twigs and leaves over a background of bark—mimicking the 3D nature of real woodland. Although this intricate pattern would have been difficult to print a decade earlier, developments in technology meant that Jordan’s design could be applied to all manner of surfaces.
The success of Realtree paved the way for countless other specialist hunting camos—each designed to fade into a specific version of the American wilderness, from arid deserts to damp riverbanks. Faded Sage was created for grouse hunters, whilst Photostalk was a photorealistic woodland camo for deer stalkers. Both are nigh-on impossible to get hold of these days, so we were pretty pleased when we stumbled upon our old stash—and it only made sense to make use of it.
All made in the US—in the same factory where we used to work with these fabrics all those years ago—these pieces are ideal for those who want to blend into the countryside… or stand out in the city. Due to the deadstock nature of this stuff, these pieces are highly limited, so if you’re after a serious slice of camouflage, don’t hang about.