The VANSON ANNIVERSARY JACKET is a Flashback to 1974. Watergate. Senator Sam Ervin was holding hearings in Congress. “Deep Throat” was still an unknown person. Ronald Reagan was the governor of California. That August, Richard Nixon resigned the Presidency. Gerald Ford was sworn in as the new President. That October, two long-time friends put their family names together and started a company in Boston, Massachusetts. That was the beginning of the Vanson story.