For fans of wool shirt-jackets, this comfortable piece by Woolshire delivers style and durability while bearing a strong resemblance to Pendleton shirt-jackets. Pair with pegged or skinny pants for an authentic 1960’s vintage look. As a handy bonus, this wool shirt is hand-washable, making for easy care. Click here for more views and information.
Again taking some cues from military styling, this plaid piece from the 1950’s fashions virgin wool into a smart, masculine-looking complement to slacks or more casual pants. The defined dropped waistband helps to establish this broad-shouldered shirt-style jacket as somewhere between everyday wear for business, but also is not a jacket that would be worn to chop down a tree. It says, “I have some free time, and I look good in plaid.” As with all vintage Pendleton, this garment is made with all-Oregon wool and crafted by Oregonian hands! Click here for more views and sizing information.
Combining the flattering and youthful A-line cut with the ever-popular houndstooth check pattern, this fully-lined dress is a made of a wool blend and can be worn in winter, despite its mid-thigh/above the knee length. Contrasting red and brass-tone accents give the whole dress a vaguely military efficiency, but it’s clearly of that period where it would have been worn with or without pantyhose or tights and with thick-heeled shoes, possibly with a high tongue. A-line cut is flattering on a variety of figure types while being comfortable. Click here for more views and information.
For a designer take on the classic winter theme, we present this 1980’s Polo by Ralph Lauren navy turtleneck with snowflake and reindeer motif on a dark blue background, all in hand-knit wool. The colors play off each other: There are white snowflakes and dark maroon shapes against the dark blue, and there are dark blue and dark maroon snowflakes on the white background. The turtleneck is a ribbed, rolled collar and the sleeves end in white ribbed cuffs. Smart and stylish for the wintertime! Click here for more views and information.
From Pendleton’s misses’ line introduced in the 70’s, this shirt jacket pairs the timeless colors of black, red, cream, and yellow with a multi-directional plaid in a decidedly feminine silhouette. Features 70’s style “swallow’s tail” collar, black buttons, and loops for a belt. Made of all-virgin wool from all-Oregon sheep in the eastern part of this fair state! Click here for more details and sizing information.
Coming straight to you from the late 1950’s, this smartly tailored and plaid-bedecked dark gray women’s blazer-style jacket packs a big color wallop while retaining an air of matter-of-factness and efficiency. Wool fabric is complemented by leather trim at the collar, down the center front, and on the diagonal flap hip and chest pockets, as well as on the matching buttons. Great for coordinating with pants or a skirt and appropriate for a variety of functions! More photos and information here.
Cream-colored hand-knit Irish sweater by John Molloy. Alternating patterns and textures on one classic-colored new wool background, perfect for wandering green and craggy landscapes, relaxing in a warm pub, or reading some James Joyce — or any configuration of the three. Ribbed collar and cuffs, pullover style, and full-length sleeves. More sizing and details available here.
Smartly-fitted yet casual, this CPO / shirt jac from Montgomery Ward features golden and brown tones and hearty flap-patch pockets with black buttons. Open collar gives it that extra-relaxed look, sturdy construction. This can be worn simply as a jacket, where the fleecy wool is enough to keep you warm, or it can be layered with a variety of different shirts to really play up that casual aspect. More views and sizing information here.
This is another great example of outdoor fashion finding its way into the lives of suburban dwellers. Even if you’ve never hunted or felled a tree, you can appreciate the boldness of design in this zip-up wool red and black jacket; whether you’re actually tracking pheasant with a rifle, pondering how to tap that maple for its syrup, or just taking a long-awaited march through the woods after a week at the office, this piece will keep you cozy and dashing. The front is all buffalo checked, while the back is one solid field of brilliant red. More views and information here.
The first word that came to mind upon seeing this blazer was “snazzy”, but we’ll leave it to you to find your own adjectives. What we can fairly and objectively state is that this wool Pendleton blazer combines the fine Oregon tradition of making high-quality garments out of wool, and that this is a very foresty, verdant yellowish-green that we’ll call “moss” with a check pattern in a darker shade of green. The finishing touch are the little gold-tone buttons with sheep’s head motifs! Click here for more sizing and views!