Pointer Brands - Over 100 Years of Style and Character from Bristol, Tennessee
- Jul 14, 2015 |
The legacy of Pointer Brands begins with L.C. King. At age 12, L.C. began working at for his uncle's general goods store and four years later, he joined his brother in the wholesale dry goods business. A salesman there for 25 years, L.C. decided to strike out on his own and develop a clothing line that reflected his love of the outdoors.
An avid huntsman of rabbit and quail, L.C. loved raising and training pointer hunting dogs. When it came to naming his clothing line, he felt the admirable characteristics of the breed was a perfect metaphor for the values of his company.
L. C. worked in the Pointer Brand factory for 41 years, it's still owned by its founding family, and remains the oldest cut-and-sew factory in the United States. In fact, the Mast Store purchased a lot from E.W. King in the early 1900s. Find out more about Pointer Brand’s incredible history in this fantastic New York Times article HERE.