I know the difference between good leather and GREAT leather growing up at Treefine Hereford Farm where we raised beef cattle and lots full of steers at the old Fry place.  This is the PERFECT “fit and finish” leather….not too soft and not too stiff. 

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The Classic Jacket


Nobody made hunting clothes like John and Linda Wick and the hard-working people they employed for decades in Missouri. Their story is the American Dream. From small, humble beginnings they built an "Empire" in the outdoor clothing world. They invented and then revolutionized what hounds men around the United States would wear with a quality and innovation that had not been seen before or since their retirement. Their ideas, research and designs were copied by many in those early years but all of them, for a variety of reasons, failed. Working one hundred hours a week, having dozens of employees, the nonstop attention to detail and living with everyday business worries without much of a "life" isn't for most folks.  It wasn't then and certainly isn't now, but it is what it took to make their business the success it was. I worked for John and Linda for almost ten years.  They were great years.  I thought so then and look back fondly on them now.  Other than my Dad, "Pop", no one person or group of people has had a greater impact on my life than John Wick. He was a hero of mine as a kid and still is all of these decades later.


When Linda and Monica closed the Wick Outdoor business it left a void in the clothing world for hounds men. Certainly, Kevin Miller at Dan's, who is as good of a guy as there is, makes some great stuff.  Don and Kim over at Stone Creek and a few others make some really nice clothing as well.

For a variety of reasons, my wife and son will be selling some nice gear in the coming years.  Their first project is a jacket named the "Classic".  It is the Thinsulate lined version of the Wick Briartown, easily the most iconic jacket known to coondog, bird dog, and beagle men throughout the United States. Along with the Thinsulate lining, making it super warm, it features the industry best YKK zipper, raglan style sleeves, corduroy collar and lined hand warmer pockets.  All of these features are what the coat was known for and what made it so popular.  Every coat has snaps in the collar so you can purchase a hood when you buy the jacket or anytime throughout the lifetime of years this coat will last you.

Hard to fit and hard to please? That was a common line in the Wick ads so we addressed that as well and stock regular sizes Medium through an unbelievable 5XL.

We also stock Tall sizes from Large Tall through 3XL Tall. The sleeves and body of these Tall sizes are 3" longer than our regular sizes.

I have had trouble buying clothes that fit properly since I was a kid. You tall skinny guys, tall big guys, big guys and bigger than big guys finally have somewhere to shop!

Are these coats as good as the old Wick coats? No. Anyone who says their stuff is as good as the old Wick products simply because they are using the "Wick Material" is not correct.  I always thought that line of thinking, "the Wick material" was a little insulting. That great material also had amazing people sewing the garments together and nonstop innovative ideas behind it.  It was an all-consuming effort by many highly talented people , from the folks who unloaded the trucks, cut the patterns, sewed it up, quality checked it and shipped it out the back door. No one can overcome the LEGEND, the Dynasty that was Wick Outdoor Works and the dozens of people who made that place what is was, when it was. I am proud to have been a small part of its history. There will never be another John and Linda or Monica Wick and our sports history should look back on them fondly as the pioneers that they were in the industry.

Are these coats super, super, super nice? Dadgum right they are! I have worked my entire adult life in this industry and am very proud to have my name on this jacket and the future garments we will offer.

 

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Good Hunting Friends!

Big Mark

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Zepp's All American Outdoorsman Belt

 

The best quality, best looking, most comfortable 1 ½ " wide belt with your choice of a really cool looking, 100% pewter dog, wildlife, furbearer or fish on the belt keeper. Wear it to church, while cutting wood or out hunting! One great looking, super durable belt!

You can wear these 1 ½” wide belts to church, while doing choirs, stringing a line of snares, holding up your britches in the duck blind, following your favorite hound or bird dog, fishing or anything else you can think of!

 

 

Choose your 100% pewter piece to add to the belt keeper!

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Size 34 – 54

Choose
$60.00 – Square, D-buckle
$65.00 – Round Buckle

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Note:  I worked in the outdoor clothing business for many years and found out a lot of folks order their belt too small.

As a general rule, only order your pants waist size if you have no belly!  I recommend using a tape measure and running it through the belt loops in your pants and measuring your waist that way.  If you hit an even number, order that size.  If you measure an odd number, always move up.   This belt will last you a lifetime and all of us want you to get the correct size on the first shipment!

Our belts will measure whatever size you request, from the buckle to the first hole of the belt, so you will have several  inches of adjustment!

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Big Marks Favorite Leather Padded Rifle Sling

Water Buffalo!! The toughest, top quality Water Buffalo hide, hand sewn, padded with quality swivels. Great for that special persons rifle or shotgun and proudly stamped with our logo!


$39.00 – Leather sling and logo
$49.00 – Monogrammed Sling – Maximum of 15 letters.
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The toughest, most durable, top quality leather holster you can buy for your Alpha or Astro.

Allows you to charge your unit, use your touch screen and training buttons or tracking buttons without removing your handheld from the holster!

Brass Scissor snap allows you to quickly attach to your leash, saddle or anything else.

Absolutely the very best, top quality holster available for your unit!

 

Zepp's Alpha Holster

 

Designed specifically for your Alpha and allows you to easily see and use your screen, reach your on/off button, push your correction buttons and charge your unit without taking it out of the holster. Best holster on the market for your valuable piece of equipment! Top quality leather and brass scissor snap - American Made

 

$40.00

 

 

Zepp's Astro Holster

 

Designed specifically for your 220, 320 and 430 Astro! Use your tracking buttons and charge your 430 without taking it out of the holster.  Best holster on the market for your valuable piece of equipment!Top quality leather and brass scissor snap - American Made

$40.00


Specify Astro or Alpha

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In 1997, while living out of my van, somewhere in Wyoming, I woke up, looked out the window, and found my van surrounded by hundreds of buffalo. I remember it as if it were yesterday even though it was close to twenty years ago already….and I have loved and appreciated Bison leather since then.

I am super proud of these note books.  They are great for taking notes in a business setting or around the house. Beautifully hand crafted with two small pockets for business or credit cards.

A great idea for that special guy or gal in your life who is hard to shop for! No, my prized pen not included!

$60.00

 

 

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Yeti Bottles and Bison Leather Cases

 

Supreme quality American Bison Leather, brass scissor snaps, handle and padded shoulder strap make these Yeti Themos cases a great gift idea! Camping, hunting, tailgaiting just got easier! These cases fit your Yeti Ramber thermos perfectly! 18oz, 32oz or 64oz.  Look at options for Yeti Bottles, Bison Leather Cases or get a discount for the package.

 

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Yeti Cups

 

Yeti Cup Sizes