Our Story

ABOUT US

BALL AND BUCK

Est. 2008

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 Ball and Buck is an outfitter tailored for the sporting gentleman. 


Our mission is to build products and experiences that set the benchmark for quality and become more valuable with age.
 

Ball and Buck promotes quality over quantity. Because of our commitment to quality and authenticity, we are able to ensure unparalleled craftsmanship. 


We understand the importance of quality gear because we know how the active sportsman uses it. We know because we use our gear ourselves everyday. It is designed to be worn, to be lived in, and even beaten to hell if you so choose.

 

OUR HERITAGE

AN ENDLESS PURSUIT OF QUALITY

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Our heritage takes us back to a time when men cared about their appearance and understood that there was no substitute for quality. In our eyes, quality means endurance and perseverance. Our endless pursuit of quality begins with our materials that we source from around the world. After finding the highest quality materials we craft each product by hand, enabling us to offer the long-lasting products our customers desire.

Pridefully Crafted, Field Tested, Quality Proven

 

OUR INSPIRATION

OUR ROOTS

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Our founder, Mark Bollman, comes from a long line of outdoorsmen and sportsmen. His father, grandfather, and great grandfather all share a supreme love of the outdoors - something they shared with Mark from a very young age. From hunting ducks in Michigan, fly fishing the great rivers of the West, and camping in the Smokey Mountains, the outdoor lifestyle isn't just an inspiration for Ball and Buck, but rather is baked into every product and decision we make as a company. Below you’ll find a small selection of photos of Mark’s family heritage.

  

Quality Focused, Customer Driven

 

OUR CORE PRODUCTS

THE BEST PRODUCTS IN THE WORLD

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THE UPLAND JACKET
The Upland Jacket is the Ball and Buck philosophy manifest: crafted with a marriage of function and timeless design, and created from quality material that guarantees use from generation to generation. Only when you feel the weight of the waxed cotton shell on your shoulders or the texture of the corduroy collar on the back of your neck do you truly understand how special this garment is. Both the oily and dry waxed shells provide resistance to water and wind and the velcro cuffs allow you to pair your Upland Jacket with your favorite pair of Deerskin Gloves. 
 

 

THE HUNTERS SHIRT
The Shirt we built our company on. The Hunters Shirt is Ball and Buck's signature item, our bread and butter, designed to cater every aspect of the sporting gentleman's life. From the shirt's reinforced elbow patches; allowing you to get-low, hugging the earth while deep in the brush - to the stay strong collar that stands crisp and tall every time night you wear it out on the town. The Hunters Shirt is the most versatile component of any man's wardrobe and a shirt anyone will look their best in, anytime and anywhere. 
 

 

THE 6 POINT AND 8 POINT PANTS
The Pair of Pants You'll Never Want to Take Off. At Ball and Buck we were tired of putting on another company's pants each morning. The handling of such a significant, and even intimate article of clothing should never be offered up to the wrong people in their one-style-fits-all assembly-line view of the world. With the 6 Point and 8 Point Pants, we give you a pair of chinos that wear as if tailor-fitted with your exact measurements in mind and practically put one foot in front of the other for you.  
 

Designed To Be Worn, To Be Lived In

 

OUR CORE MATERIALS

THE BEST MATERIALS IN THE WORLD

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ORIGINAL CAMO
The term "duck hunter" camouflage is most commonly applied to a pattern having a solid background with large, irregular shaped spots in a few varying colors. Duck Hunter camouflage can trace its origins back to its use during WWII  to the US M1942 spot color camouflage used primarily in the Pacific Theater of Operations.  Variations of the pattern were created over the years; between the 1960's - 1990's the pattern was adopted by huntsman as the preferred camouflage and quickly adopted by the hunting community. To this day, variations of duck hunter camouflage can been seen from field to fashion runways as its popularity remains prevalent. Ball and Buck's Original Camo is our own take on this timeless camouflage tradition.
 

SIGNATURE PLAID
Inspired from the traditional plaids of heritage hunting estates, our signature plaid incorporates everything that it means to be a sporting gentleman. A foundation of earth tones with accents of classic navy and a pop of blaze orange. It's a pattern as high quality and versatile as the products incorporating it.   
 

SIGNATURE CANVAS
Built using the same military specifications as the iron-tough canvas used in WWII, our 12.29oz Sig. Canvas (as we call it) boasts over 190 yarns per square inch and is both water repellant and mildew resistant. This fabric has the perfect combination - extreme abrasion resistance and lightweight in beautiful fashion   
 

SIGNATURE LEATHER
When we set out to create our Signature Leather, we knew there was pretty much only one company we wanted to parter with: the Horween Leather Company. Founded in 1905, Horween is undoubtedly one of the most respected, if not the most respected, leather tanneries in the country. Our Signature Leather is a latigo leather. That means it's a combination of chrome and veg tan, which gives it incredible durability. Horween sources their hides from all over the upper midwest. The team at Horween hand picks the best hides, and the top 15 percent go into creating Ball and Buck's Signature Leather. It takes craftsmen at Horween 30 days, with some 35 steps in total, to process our Signature Leather. No detail is overlooked. 

An Outfitter Tailored for the Sporting Gentleman