June 27, 2009
Factory Visit: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Magnus Carstensen of Cophenhagen, Denmark stopped by Pendleton Woolen Mills’ factory in Portland, Oregon, and shared these photos with Sweden’s Très Bien Shop.
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.
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.
The 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.