Shop PORTS 1961 women's backpacks with price comparison across 500+ stores in one place. Ports 1961 was established in 1961 by Canadian entrepreneur Luke Tanake as an importer of fine Japanese silks. After a successful expansion into women’s ready-to-wear, the label launched its menswear line in the mid-1970’s. Spearheaded by former Jil Sander creative Milan Vukmirovic, Ports 1961’s contemporary aesthetic combines the brand’s expertise in premium textiles and craftsmanship with modern tailoring and streetwear sensibilities. Heritage-inspired wool coats, oversized bomber jackets, and sharp suiting come together in a carefully curated collection of menswear essentials, while athleticwear staples, including sweatshirts, hoodies, and lounge pants, are elevated by luxe felted cotton fleece and French terry.