S.T. Cooper & Sons, the predecessor to Jockey International, Inc.
, was founded in 1876 by Samuel Thrall Cooper, who started by manufacturing socks for lumberjacks in St. Joseph, Michigan. Within a few years, the company began making long underwear, known as “union suits” at the time. It wasn’t until the 1930s that the company would create the iconic Jockey® brief
, which became an immediate success. Over the next decade, Jockey underwear
became one of the most popular brands in the US and overseas, and the company officially changed its name to ... Learn more about Jockey Jockey International, Inc. in 1972. After more than 135 years in the business, Jockey clothing now includes underwear, T-shirts, sleepwear, socks and sportswear for men, women and children, and the brand continues to be one of the most popular apparel brands in the world. ... Less