Tuesday, November 18, 2008

an American Classic: Pendleton

I've done a lot of traveling lately and I've had the opportunity to check out some of the nation's top thrift and vintage stores. In every one, I've found a stack of Pendleton shirts, and they always caught my eye. What began as a blanket manufacturer, the company started producing their iconic wool shirts for men largely as utility items in the early 20th century. They were worn for warmth and protection from the elements by those who worked outdoors. The company has been a family-owned business for more than 140 years and going strong. Truly an American classic.

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