Vaughn Brown is not your typical outdoorsman. Raised in the Idaho on a steady diet of backpacking, snowboarding, and biking, he moved to Brooklyn after college to experience big city life. To get the best of both worlds, he eventually settled in San Francisco. An active guy with an urban aesthetic, Brown wanted to create clothing that performs outdoors but that doesn't look “performance” or “outdoorsy” in any way. For inspiration, he turned to the life of his late uncle, Parker Dusseau.
Parker Dusseau: The Man
By all accounts, Parker Dusseau was a true Renaissance man. Vaughn remembers him as many things: cyclist, skier, horseman, adventurer, financier, fly fisherman, ladies' man, car collector, and traveler, to name a few. Vaughn says of his uncle, “He chased his passions with fervor and drank with an unquenchable thirst from the fountain of life. He was also dressed well, always.”
Urban by Design
Tailored fits, elegant designs, and an uncompromising urban aesthetic are at the heart of Parker Dusseau clothing. Combine that aesthetic with functional elements, and the result is pants, shirts, and even suits that feel great on the bike and look even better in the office.
Beyond Good Looks
Parker Dusseau clothing is adapted to the active lifestyle with smart features and leading performance fabrics. These include Shoeller Nanosphere technology, stretch merino wool, Japanese cotton, quick-dry stretch nylon, and strategic gussets for mobility.
Made in San Francisco
Parker Dusseau clothing is made on Mission Street in the heart of San Francisco’s manufacturing district. It costs more that way, but for Parker Dusseau, keeping manufacturing local and contributing to the livelihood of families in an increasingly expensive city make it worthwhile.