Founded by William Peter Dehen in 1920, Dehen Knitting Company produces classic and traditional U.S. heavyweight apparel. Keeping true to their humble yet pioneering beginnings in Portland, Oregon, they are a family business known for long-lasting quality, workmanship and rugged styling. In the 1920's they began knitting varstiy and collegiate sweaters for student athletes. In the 30's supplying local motorcycle clubs with riding sweaters. In the 50's Varsity Jacket were added to the repertoire, making each jacket by hand to the specification of each individual lucky enough to letter in his or her sport. Today, well into the tenth decade, Dehen continues a tradition of heavy duty, quality manufacturing producing goods in Portland.