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Rick's Rods, owner of the Phillipson® Rod Company, is the world's source for original Phillipson® "Made in USA" fiberglass rod blanks and components manufactured from the late 1940's through 1974. We own the Phillipson trademarks for the United States and Japan.

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BF837 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Pacemaker bait casting rod weighing 4.2 oz. This rod was crafted between 1949 and 1951. The hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. The black plastic insert reel seat is down-locking. The rod has Perfection chrome ring guides wrapped green nylon and tipped with yellow. The handle is cork with a cork fore grip. Includes original bag and replacement aluminum tube. Excellent restored condition. Price Reduced

BF741 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless impregnated, Weighing 3.4 oz., rated for a # 6 line weight. This rod was said to be crafted by 3M for Lew Jewett, who formed the Leisure Time Products division for 3M. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Phillipson Rod Company and Scientific Anglers by 3M. The tube cap has the name Jewett inscribed on it. Cigar cork grip with dual sliding rings over cork insert reel seat. The Perfection hard chrome snakes and carbide stripping guide are wrapped with Nymo Turf tan thread. Nickel silver ferrule sizes 13. Includes an original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. The condition is mint un-fished. However, we have no hard evidence to verify the provenance of this rod.  Price Reduced

BF805 - Phillipson

7', 2/2 Peerless rod Handcrafted for Dick Sherman by P. W. (Bill) Phillipson in 1975. Line weight 5. Weighing 3 oz. Impregnated cane, cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat and down-locking bronze hardware. Nickel silver ferrules, brown thread wraps with white rings, carbide stripping guide. Includes an original cloth bag and Phillipson aluminum tube for the Master model. This is the way Mr. Sherman's son brought the rod to us. Bill Phillipson personally crafted this rod for Dick Sherman, who joined the company in 1969. He assumed responsibility for running the factory. He and Bill became good friends. Mint un-fished condition. The rod has never had a reel on it. A letter of provenance will be provided from Mr. Sherman's son. Price Reduced

BF897 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Powr Pakt baitcasting rod weighing 4 oz. This rod was crafted between 1949 and 1951. The hard drawn nickel silver ferrules were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. The butterscotch plastic insert reel seat is down locking. The rod has Perfection chrome ring guides wrapped yellow nylon and tipped with black. The handle is cork with a cork fore grip. Includes original bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in very good original condition. Price Reduced

BF1046 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 One of a kind Premium bait casting rod crafted by a Phillipson employee whose son brought this rod to us for sale. The rod is un-marked, however, all the components are Phillipson and is wrapped in Premium colors black silk trimmed in gold. Cork fore and rear grip with plastic no rock insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules. No bag or tube. Condition is very good. Price Reduced

BF1081 - Phillipson

8', 3/1 Made for Abercrombie and Fitch. Firehole model. This impregnated (Peerless) rod weighs 4 1/4 oz. and has Henna brown thread wraps with yellow spiral. Rated for line weight 5. Nickel silver ferrule sizes 10 and 16. Cigar cork grip with Phillipson bronze anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Included is the original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition with the following exceptions: The hook keeper is missing but its wraps are intact. The guide and ferrule wraps have been over coated with varnish. Price Reduced

BF1094 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Haywood Zephyr '52' Spinning rod especially recommended for use with Humphreys Reels. Humphrey's reels are sold separately on our 'Reels' page. This rod was crafted by Phillipson for Whitney Sporting Goods in Denver. The rod was named for Jim Haywood, the "Roving Fisherman" for The Denver Post. Hammer/elliptical cork grip, brown anodized no-rock reel seat with black hardware and 2 inch cork at butt end of reel seat. Mildrum carbide spinning guides wrapped with black thread with a black spiral. Medium action. The rod weighs 4 1/2 oz. The rod has Phillipson nickel silver ferrules. It is in very good condition. Included is original leatherette labeled cardboard tube.

BF1152 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless model (with no markings)l crafted when 3M owned Phillipson. Line weight 4/5. Weighing 3.5 oz. Cigar cork grip. Dual sliding rings over cork insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Nymo Turf Tan. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. This rod has a ring hook keeper. The rod was crafted for Lew Jewett, who was the head of 3M's Leisure Division. Includes original cloth bag and un-labeled 3M Phillipson aluminum tube. Mint un-fished condition. Price Reduced

BF1151 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Peerless model (with no markings)l crafted in 1974. Line weight 4. Weighing 2.9 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Dual sliding rings over cork insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Nymo Henna #1224. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. This rod has a ring hook keeper. Includes original cloth bag and un-labeled 3M Phillipson aluminum tube. The rod is mint un-fished. Price Reduced

BF1156 - Phillipson

7', 2/2 Peerless 3M developmental model. Line weight 4/5. Weighing 4 1/2 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking dark wood insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Nymo Turf Tan. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Carbide stripping guide. Includes replacement Phillipson cloth bag and un-labeled 3M Phillipson aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1201 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless model crafted between 1972 and 1974 when 3M owned Phillipson. Line weight 5. Weighing 4.3 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Belding Henna Nymo #1224. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Price reduced.

BF1129 - Phillipson

8', 3/2 Peerless "63" Impregnated, 4 1/4 oz., line #5. This rod was crafted in 1963. The Perfection hard chrome snake guides are wrapped with Pacific green nylon thread with a spiral. Torpedo cork grip. The reel seat is bronze anodized aluminum no-rock that was crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Included is a replacement cloth bag and replacement Phillipson aluminum tube. The mid section has been scarfed below the female ferrule. Although this is an impregnated rod, it has been over-varnished. Over all condition is very good. Price Reduced

BF1226 - Phillipson

8'6", 3/2 Paramount. Crafted between 1946 and 1949. The rod weighs 5 oz. and will cast a  {HDH} 5 line weight. Hammer handle cork grip. The hard drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 17 and 11, were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Brown plastic with metal thread down-locking reel seat to match natural golden color of the rod. Wrapped with black and white jasper thread tipped with gold, black and gold. Includes original cloth bag and Phillipson aluminum tube. This model is rare and is the second highest quality Phillipson bamboo fly rod. The cane is sound. There are several varnish chips. The bottom guide on the mid is missing. The scarfable second tip is 3 inches short. Here is an opportunity to buy a rare Phillipson in need of some TLC. Price Reduced

BF1231 - Phillipson

9', 3/1 Powr Pakt weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH Line weight-6. The rod was crafted between 1952 and 1953. Down-locking no rock aluminum anodized reel seat. The wraps are golden yellow nylon tipped with black. Includes original Phillipson cloth bag and aluminum tube. Fair condition for the following reasons:  the rod was stored in its aluminum tube in a humid climate which resulted in "bag burn". We are selling this as is.  The varnish finish will polish out, the cork grip will clean up as can be seen in the images, the tip section can be straightened. Price Reduced

BF763 - Phillipson

8'6", 3/2 Pacemaker project rod, HDH line weight 5.  Full wells cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Phillipson's hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. The wraps were green nylon tipped with black. Includes Phillipson cloth bag and partially labeled aluminum tube. Cane is sound, however, there are stains on the blank from rusted guides. The finish has been stripped. The rod is ready to wrap and finish. This would make a great winter project.

BF1372 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Powr Pakt weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH Line weight-6. The rod was crafted between 1952 and 1953. Down-locking no rock aluminum anodized reel seat. The wraps are golden yellow nylon tipped with black. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Includes original Phillipson cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent original condition  which appears to be sprayed with an overcoat of varnish. The rod's appearance would be greatly improved with polishing. Price Reduced

BF1387 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Premium. Weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH (DT6) line weight. Full wells cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Wrapped with pure black silk tipped with gold and black. This was Phillipson's top of the line rod and was crafted between 1946 and 1952. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. This rod has been re-finished and the tips appear to be South Bend replacements.

BF1389 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Premium. Weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH (DT6) line weight. Full Wells cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Wrapped with pure black silk tipped with gold and black. This was Phillipson's top of the line rod and was crafted between 1946 and 1952. Includes replacement bag and original aluminum tube. One of the tip sections is 5 inches short. The rod has been refinished. Good condition. Price Reduced

BF1394 - Phillipson

7', 2/2 Peerless "63" Impregnated, weighing 3 oz., rated for a HCH 4/ 5 WT. This rod was crafted in the early 1970's. The Perfection hard chrome guides are wrapped with Nymo Henna nylon thread with white tipping. Cigar cork grip. The bronze anodized aluminum no-rock reel seat was crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Included are an original cloth bag and labeled Phillipson aluminum  tube. The cane is in excellent condition. It appears some of the guide wraps have been over varnished. Price Reduced

BF1395 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless model crafted when 3M owned Phillipson. Line weight 6. Weighing 4. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Belding Henna Nymo #1224. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Many of the guide wraps appear to have been over varnished. Price Reduced

BF1393 - Phillipson

8', 2/2 Peerless impregnated, weighing 3 5/8 oz.,  rated for a #6 line weight. Cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat with down-locking burgundy anodized hardware. The Perfection hard chrome snakes guides and carbide stripping guide are wrapped with Nymo Henna nylon thread with ring.  Included is the original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The condition is very good. Price Reduced

BF1432 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Paragon  model, weighing 5 5/8 oz.,  HCH or 7 line weight. "Made from good grade imported Tonkin Cane, split with the grain for strength and resiliency.  Full wells cork grip.  Black plastic no rock reel seat with aluminum hardware.  Gold tone thread.  Includes replacement bag Victory cardboard tube. Very good condition with the exception that 1 tip is 1/2 inch short the mid appears to be 1/4 inch long. The wraps have been over-varnished. Price Reduced

BF1439 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Pacemaker  Line weight HCH 7, weighing 6 oz. on our digital scale. A fine fly rod notable for its sensitive action and sturdy construction. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Phillipson's hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19.  Perfection snake guides and tip tops. Wrapped with green nylon tipped with black. Includes bag and cardboard tube. The rod has been refinished and is in very good condition. One tip is possibly a replacement. Price Reduced

BF1431 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Pacemaker  Line weight 5/6, weighing 5. 5/8 oz. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking green and black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Phillipson's hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18.  Perfection snake guides and tip tops. Wrapped with green nylon tipped with black. Includes Phillipson cloth bag and labeled cardboard tube.  The cane is sound, the rod has been poorly re-finished and would benefit from polishing or re-finishing. Price Reduced

BF1434 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Premium.  Weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH (DT6) line weight. Hammer handle cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Wrapped with pure black silk tipped with gold and black. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. This was Phillipson's top of the line rod and was crafted between 1946 and 1952. Includes replacement bag and original aluminum tube whose collar and cap do not stay on. Good condition with sound cane.

BF1436 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Pacemaker crafted between 1946 and 1952.  Line weight 7, weighing 6.3 oz. on our digital scale. A fine fly rod notable for its sensitive action and sturdy construction. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking black plastic no rock reel seat. Phillipson's hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19.  Perfection snake guides and tip tops. Wrapped with green nylon tipped with yellow. Includes Phillipson cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube with no cap. Good condition with sound cane.

BF1438 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Paragon model, weighing 5 1/2 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight  5/6. Round Welsh split jar cork grip. Black plastic no rock reel seat.   Nickel silver ferrules 12 and 18. The rod has been refinished using gold thread. The original Phillipson thread was a silver gray nylon.   Includes cloth bag and cardboard tube. The condition is very good refinished.

BF1437 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Paragon model, weighing 5 5/8  oz., line weight 5/6 line.  Round Welsh split jar cork grip. Aluminum gray no rock reel seat.  Original silver gray nylon thread wraps are now a gold patina.  Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18.    Includes cloth bag and cardboard tube with no cap. Good condition with sound cane.

BF1411 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Pacemaker "51" spinning rod. The cane is sound. The reel seat has a couple of screws in it and can be removed and re-glued. Original guides and nickel silver ferrule. The rod needs to be re-wrapped with Pacemaker thread and black tipping. Includes original leatherette case.

BF1469 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Pacemaker bait casting rod weighing 4.2 oz. This rod was crafted between 1949 and 1951. The hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. The black plastic insert reel seat is down-locking. The rod has Perfection chrome ring guides wrapped green nylon and tipped with yellow. The handle is cork with a cork fore grip. Includes original bag and labeled cardboard tube. Very good condition. The guide wrap on the bottom of the tip section is loose. The wraps have been over-varnished. The finish appears to have bag burn and would benefit from polishing.


Fiberglass Rods

FF310 - Phillipson

5'6", model P52 bait casting rod. Featured in Phillipson catalogs from 1951 to 1954. Early tubular brown fiberglass (Trevarno) blanks. Hard chrome plated ring guides and tip tops wrapped with green thread with spiral. New spring "snap action" locking reel seat. Offset handle of light weight, smooth streamlined construction. This new offset handle (snap action lock) is easy to use. Just pull out end cap and let it snap back and your reel is locked into position. This rod appears to have never been fished. This rod was crafted between 1952 and 1954.

FF320 - Phillipson

6'4" Scout TS64LS Lures to 3/8 oz. These superb rods are noted for their top performance. Casting rods feature detachable handle of colorful cast aluminum, redesigned to accommodate all the new "Push-Button" reels, with positive reel locking device. Spin cast rods have 5 chrome-plated guides wrapped in blue thread tipped with red painted rings. This rod was crafted between 1957 and 1958.

FF275 - Phillipson

Royal R50, 5', 2 piece, lures to 5/8 oz. This model Phillipson rod was produced from 1961 to 1962. Truly the 'World's Finest' rod" The Eponite Royal with its spine of straight fiber, pressure packed in Epoxy resin is second to none! Perfection made gold plated hard chromed tip top and guides wrapped in light brown, with darker brown spiral trim. The rod is finished with natural brown colored paint, shaft joined with gold color hard drawn nickel silver ferrules. Detachable aluminum handle with adjustable lock. Un-fished, new old stock, from a former Phillipson employee's estate.

FF277 - Phillipson

3M Swamp Fox SS601B, 6', 1 piece, bass action spinning rod, lures through 1 oz. Crafted by Phillipson when 3M owned the company between 1972 and 1974. Burgundy colored blank, Perfection spinning guides and a carbide tip top. Thread wraps are brown nylon with a white ring. The blank is made of the 3M Scotchply straight filament inner taper. Long cork handle with fixed Alan reel seat. Un-fished, new old stock, from a former Phillipson employee's estate.

FF374 - Phillipson

8' EF80 Registered Epoxite 3M rod (special brown color) with brown thread wraps tipped with white thread. This rod comes with 2 tips. Line weight 6/7. Weighing 3 1/4 oz. Carbide stripping guide with spiral snake guide on butt; the rest are snake guides. Fiberglass ferrules, Cigar cork grip with cork insert with down-locking aluminum hardware. Includes Phillipson 3M cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition with minor scuffing on the butt cap and the blank. Prior owner's name scribed on the tube.

FF370 - Phillipson

This Shorty fiberglass rod was originally built to test cast Johnson reels on Phillipson offset bait casting grips. If you already have a Phillipson rod with a detachable grip, you can use it with a shorty rod. We do not sell Phillipson offset baitcast grips separately from rods. However, we have available Wright and McGill offset grips with 3 jaw chuck collets like Featherweight Champion. They are priced at $35. We also have new old stock Featherweight Champion grips priced from $95. The price of the Shorty rod is $150 without a grip.

FF391 - Phillipson

9'6", 2/2 EF96 Epoxite fly rod. This rare rod was crated by Phillipson between 1970 and 1972 (before 3M purchased Phillipson) and comes with 2 tips. The rod weighs 4 1/8 oz. and will cast a line weight 5. The blank was painted a salmon color and wrapped with dark brown nylon thread with a white ring. Two carbide guides, 1 spiral guide on the butt, 7 Perfection snakes and tip top on each tip section. Cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat and anodized aluminum hardware. Includes original cloth bag and anodized aluminum tube. This rod came from Bill Phillipson's personal collection. Bill's son, Don, sold it through Len Codella. Included are a letter of provenance signed by Don June 27, 1994 and photo of Bill. This rod is mint un-fished.

FF393 - Phillipson

Regal Lancer RL90MS, 9', perfect action for salmon and steelhead fishing and mooching. This rod was crafted from 1957 thru 1960. Cork grip is 16 inches long with a 4 inch fore grip. Anodized 5 inch aluminum reel seat. Blank is painted a metallic golden copper tone color. The hard chrome plated guides are wrapped with black Vinyl coated nylon thread with white spiral trim. New old stock never fished. This rod comes from Bill Phillipson's personal collection. However, no letter of provenance is included.

FF168 - Phillipson

6', 2 piece. EF60 3M Phillipson Epoxite special brown color, Registered # 2019 with 2 tip sections. Weighing 2.3 oz. Although stamped line weight # 6, this rod will cast a 4/5. Cigar cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware. Carbide stripping guide and spiral snake on butt, snake guides on tips. This rod was wrapped with Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #3274 with white ring. Fiberglass ferrule size 14. Perfection tip top size 6. Includes replacement Phillipson cloth bag and original labeled aluminum tube. Condition is new.

FF176 - Phillipson

6' 6", 2 piece with 2 tip sections. EF66 3M Epoxite special brown color, Registered Midge fly rod. Weighing 2.2 oz. This rod will cast a 3/4 line weight. Cigar cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware. Carbide stripping guide and spiral snake on butt, snake guides on tips. This rod was wrapped with Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #3274. Fiberglass ferrule size 13. Perfection tip top size 6. Includes Phillipson replacement cloth bag and original labeled aluminum tube. Condition is new. However, there are some small scratches on the blank.

FF446 - Phillipson

7', 4 piece fiberglass fly spin rod made for Abercrombie and Fitch. The rod weighs 3 oz. and is rated for a 6 line weight. Straight cork grip with "Reel Lock" sliding reel seat. The blank is copper metallic and wrapped with Henna Brown thread with a yellow spiral. Fiberglass tip over butt ferrules. This rod was crafted in the early 1970's. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube.

FF382 - Phillipson

EF80S Registered 3M rod (special brown color) with brown thread wraps tipped with white thread. This model rod is slightly heavier and built for saltwater fly fishing.  Line weight 9 or 10. Approximately 4 1/4 oz. Three carbide stripping guides with spiral snake guides, fiberglass ferrules, torpedo cork grip with cork insert with down-locking aluminum hardware. Includes replacement Phillipson cloth bag. Condition is new.

FF395 - Phillipson

RWS701L  Royal Wand Spinning Light Action 7', 2 piece. This rod was crafted between 1970 and 1971. Lures thru 3/8 oz. Cork handle and fore grip with down locking aluminum hardware over cork insert reel seat. Perfection guides and carbide top top. Burgundy blank with fiberglass ferrule.  Includes original cloth bag and anodized gold aluminum tube. Unfished condition.

FF465 - Phillipson 3M

ES66 Registered Epoxite Spinning Rod. Weighing 4 1/4 oz. Lures thru 3/8 oz. 6-10 Lb. line. Cork fore and rear grip with anodized aluminum butt cap. Down-locking, double nut anodized aluminum hardware over cork insert reel seat. Perfection WCSL guides with Mildrum carbide tip top.  Epoxite rods were wrapped with  Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #3274. Fiberglass ferrule.  Special brown color. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube.  The rod is in overall very good condition with some minor paint scuffs and some scuffing on the butt cap, on the reel seat threads and locking nuts.

FF468 - Phillipson 3M

6' 6", 2 piece with 2 tip sections. EF66 Registered #2215 Epoxite Midge fly rod.  Weighing 2 oz. This rod will cast a 3/4 line weight. Cigar cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware over cork insert. Carbide stripping guide and spiral guide on butt, Perfection hard chrome snake guides and tip tops. This rod was wrapped with  Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #3274. Special brown color. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tubel. New old stock, un-fished condtion.

FF469 - Phillipson 3M

8'6" SS86SP 3M Swamp Fox Spin steelhead or salmon rod. 10 lb. line and heavier. The main grip, all cork is 12 inches long, the forward grip is 4 inches. The reel seat is Allan heavy duty 4 inch anodized aluminum. Nickel silver ferrule.  Burgundy blank. Guides and tip top are hard chrome (WCS) Perfection steel to protect your line from fraying. Guides are wrapped with Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #6010 with a painted white ring. Includes original vinyl case. New old stock, mint un-fished.

FF481 - Phillipson 3M

8'6", 1 tip. EF86 3M Epoxite Registered (no number) Dark Brown Epoxite rod is made of SCOTCHPLY. a uni-directional, unwoven fiberglass with epoxy resin. The free-flexing, internal design glass ferrules give the rod the appearance and feel of a one piece rod (spigot ferrule). Ceramic stripper. Guides wrapped with dark brown thread.  Weighs 3 1/2 oz. This rod will cast a 7 or 8 line weight line. High quality cigar shaped cork grip. Anodized aluminum down-locking reel seat. Includes original Phillipson cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition with the exception of the blind wrap on the butt section.  This will not affect the fishability.


Hats

PTC12 - Phillipson

Moss color. 100% premium cotton twill. Relaxed, classic profile. Fabric closure with rustproof buckle.

PTC13 - Phillipson

Khaki color.  100% premium cotton twill. Relaxed, classic profile. Fabric closure with rustproof buckle.

PTC19 - Phillipson

Vegas gold color. 100% premium cotton twill. Relaxed, classic profile. Fabric closure with rustproof buckle.