Stan Ray – U.S Made Since 1972

Founded in East Texas in 1972 by Earl Beard, Stan Ray have been producing durable clothes that are designed for work wear and everyday living now for 50 years. Ever since the brands inception the last three generations of Beard family have focused on keeping the brands legacy alive with ‘quality, integrity & honesty’.

Stan Ray Heritage

Like many other heritage labels that have also stood the test of time, Stan Ray was created not as a want – but as as a need. Earl wanted durable clothes that fit his purpose of having durable work wear that would last. He also wanted to change the bad stigma attached to locally made clothes at the time & show good quality clothes could be produced within the U.S.A.

The original name was known as ‘Earls Manufacturing’, which consisted of Earl & his wife based out of their hometown Crockett, Texas. Working in Crockett not only created jobs for the community, it meant the founding couple could ensure the exact quality and attention to detail they desired.

Stan Ray quickly became best-known for their classic workwear pants. Working folks across the country wore fatigue pants, worker pants and alike but were by no means considered fashionable like in todays age. The Stan Ray name became synonymous with quality amongst the grafting American people and by the early 80’s grew their first fanbase overseas in Japan, where the love for rough & rigid clothing was more of a fashion statement in comparison to the U.S necessity.

Earl & his family stuck with the brand unlike many of their competitors who packed it in – mainly due to he rising costs of producing the US. Sadly, Earl Beard passed away in 2020, his grandchildren now run the brand, keeping the brands core close to where it started.

The new life of family manning the ship have now taking a similar approach to other U.S labels like Carhartt WIP & Dickies by utilising the idolised American heritage style on foreign soil. To this day all Stan Ray clothing is produced out of the same factory in Crockett, Texas by many employees who have been there almost 50 years.

Stan Ray UK Stockist

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