Factory Visit: Pendleton Woolen Mills

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Note the faded billboards for my beloved Stetson Hats, “The Hat of the West,” and for now defunct H Bar C California Ranchwear, named for pre-war era tailors Halpern and Christenfeld, makers of riding clothing.

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Pendleton, perhaps best known as the origin of the wool plaid shirt, has been outfitting everyone from brawniest outdoorsmen to the most mellifluous musicians for eighty-five years.

PendletonesThe Beach Boys, once known as The Pendletones, perhaps the best clothing-inspired band name

Look for Pendleton, arriving soon to Sweden’s Très Bien Shop, and in finer American outfitters year-round.

Additional images c/o A Restless Transplant and Flickr.