01 August 2011

A Great Southern Tradition Is Back - Duck Head

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Ah yes, my favorite khakis before the company went out of business a few years ago. I still have 4 pairs - all of them with that classic, worn look; but still going strong. I'm actually wearing a pair now, though a bit frayed. The Duck Head brand has a great history and tradition. The company was actually started by two Confederate veterans after the WBTS using "duck cloth" for overalls and which they marketed to working class Southerners as they started to rebuild their devastated economy. Tough times call for tough pants.

Anyway, I'll be doing a product review for Duck Head in a couple of weeks on another blog to coincide with their "relaunch." Maybe I'll do a tease or two prior to that piece. You can watch a pretty cool video about the history of the company here - it even includes a Rebel Yell! After WWII, Duck Head signed Hank Williams to endorse their products. Duck Head - no Southern man should be without a pair. Wear history.


13thBama said...

I didn't realize they went out of business. I have a few shirts from that brand. Oh well.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

They told me the new version of khakis is even better than the original. We shall see.

Duck Head said...

Another great article, Richard. Thanks so much for your support of Duck Head.

Be sure to follow us on http://facebook.com/duckheadapparel and http://twitter.com/duckheadapparel

As Duck Head continues to reconnect with those who love the brand, it's also great to meet new fans and become part of the next wave of Southern style.

Take care,
Duck Head

"They're not khakis. They're Duck Heads. And the tradition continues."

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

You're welcome Scott. Gotta pair on now!!