The new year started off with a bang for Sterlingwear of Boston, which recently announced a collaborative effort with clothing giant L.L. Bean.“This collaboration is representative of two iconic brands working together to offer customers some of the finest outerwear available anywhere,” said President and CEO Frank Fredella.
“It is a wonderful marriage of two heritage brands that represent classic American styles and quality craftsmanship,” added Jack Foster, Director of Sales and Marketing at the East Boston-based company.
Sterlingwear of Boston is in its third generation of business and is truly an All-American success story. Launched as Viking Clothing in 1965 by Lorenzo Fredella and his two sons, Frank and Anthony, the company’s primary work at the time consisted of cut-and-sew operations for other clothing manufacturers and retailers.
In 1968, Sterlingwear was contacted by the U.S. government to produce peacoats for the U.S. Navy. The awarding of that contract propelled the company into a new and very successful direction: For nearly half a century, Sterlingwear of Boston has produced the peacoat for the U.S. Navy and other outerwear and dress uniforms for all branches of the armed forces, as well as offering a commercial line of outerwear for e-commerce, wholesale and retail store outlets. (www.sterlingwear.com)