The Duck Head name goes back to 1865 when two brothers in Nashville, Tennessee. George and Joe O’Bryan bought surplus Army tents made out of a heavy, canvas-like material known as duck. Although it was not intended as a clothing material, duck proved to make sturdy work pants and overalls. These early duck pants became known as khakis which also made a success of the O’Bryan Brothers Manufacturing Company and created durable clothing staple for the last century.
|Southern Heritage ~ Faded But Strong|
I also own a pair of bib overalls that I purchased over 20 years ago - Pointer Brand - another company founded and headquartered in the South with a great history and tradition. Their apparel is still hand-sewn and made in the good ol' U.S. of A. Enjoy their website video below: