Golden Bear's origins began in 1922, in San Francisco by way of making jackets for dockworkers in their busy port city, then during WWII they made many different jackets for US Air Force and in the 1950s their line further expanded with the Varsity, Bomber & the Motorcycle Jackets. Today Golden Bear is still a family operated business which continues the legacy of making high quality jackets in the same factory on Potrero Hill.