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PB—S Utility Vest (Mark 1)


Peter Buchanan-Smith revealed his first offering since Best Made under his own name on November 27, 2023.

The Mark 1 is self-lined and distinguished by the fabric: two layers of Japanese cotton grosgrain-weave military cord. This fabric has character and wears well over time. It has seven roomy pockets (six on the front, and one zip pocket inside). But unlike many vests, it doesn't shout "pockets" at you. It has YKK brass zippers with an O-ring pull on the front, and Cordura TrueLock™ hammer loops on the hips.

Utility Vest (Mark 1)

A Best Made Co. original catalog era piece


Let us begin with the option most anchored in The Archive’s genesis. The Used Gear Guide will point you to where you may find Best Made gear online, and help you verify their catalog era authenticity.

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