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180 Years and Counting... Flying Cross Was There

For 180 years, one thing remains the same; Flying Cross was there. Through many national moments in time, Flying Cross has remained consistent, providing uniforms for military, law enforcement, fire, and so many other public safety agencies. Flying Cross has a history steeped in tradition. Will you be there with us for the next 180 years?

Our History

Flying Cross, a brand of Fechheimer Brothers Company, began the journey of manufacturing the world’s most trusted uniforms for public safety in 1842. Beginning as a small dry goods store in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Fechheimer brothers combined adventure and passion, seeking out opportunities to grow their business and give back through their trade. With the beginning of the Civil War, the Fechheimer brothers honed their father’s legacy and craftsmanship of making clothing to secure the United States government contract to supply uniforms for soldiers in the North and South. This feat marked the beginning of Flying Cross’ commitment to innovation by standardizing uniform sizes for the first time ever in American history.


Since that time, Flying Cross has been shaping the way uniforms are made within the military, law enforcement, fire, and other markets beyond public safety. Taking on the name of one of America’s most honored medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Flying Cross has translated this history of heroism and extraordinary accomplishment to the many customers it serves today. For years Flying Cross has connected generation after generation of customers, giving them detailed quality craftsmanship, superior fit, and harmony in function and comfort. Now, as the leading uniform manufacturer in public safety, Flying Cross continues its commitment to excellence with new product designs, advances in fabric technologies, customized solutions, and quite simply – time and care in the smallest of details.

Flying Cross reflects the unwavering devotion to duty expressed and experienced by many customers every day. For more than a century and a half, Flying Cross has been trusted to transform precision details of the uniform to the stories of courage and heroism, told and untold. We continue to be inspired by tradition, and transformed by excellence.

Learn More About Us

Flying Cross is a premier uniform manufacturer serving the military, federal, state, and local public safety service markets. As one of the industry's most trusted brands, we pride ourselves on more than a century and a half worth of design innovation and fit, high-performance fabric development, and handcrafted attention-to-detail. Our uniforms represent the honor, respect, and pride reflected in public safety today.

We believe in providing the most comfortable, highest quality, and most innovative performance uniforms for an array of people serving our country and communities today. Our goal is to stay ahead of the latest innovations in research, style, and fabrics so that our customers experience the perfect fit, comfort, and function.

In addition to our desire to serve you, we are proud to be:

  • The leading brand trusted by the U.S. Army for army green uniforms.

  • The leading brand trusted by the U.S. Navy for dress uniforms.

  • The preferred choice of public safety agencies and departments such as the California Highway Patrol and LAPD.

Our resources are global with manufacturing partners in Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia to complement our three plants in Cincinnati, Ohio; Hodgenville, Kentucky; and Grantsville, Maryland in the United States.

We can meet most any need with the largest in-stock offerings available for law enforcement, fire, EMS, military, and transportation professionals and our custom programs. Our high-quality uniforms are available to you through a network of more than 500 independent stores in over 51 countries worldwide and online, including here on

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