Although style, weight, colors, and patterns have changed over the last few decades, Pendleton still provides all wool Men’s Plaid Shirts for casual wear.Vintage Pendeltons are often highly sought after collector’s items today.We find folding is the easiest, most convenient way.
They can be easily identified due to the woolmark tag inside.The shirt tag itself remain unchanged until 1994, with the exception of 1992.During WWII, Pendleton Woolen Mills switched to war production which meant that they mostly manufactured uniforms, blankets and clothing for soldiers, and woolen shirt production stopped completely.In 1949, Pendleton successfully introduced a womens clothing line and by the end of the 1960s, the shirts had reached cult status.Today, we want to take a close look at the history of this famous Plaid Shirt as well as the Pendleton Woolen Mills Company of Portland, Oregon.
The roots of Pendleton Wollen Mills date back to the year 1863, when the British immigrant and weaver Thomas L. After working a few years as an employee of another mill, he decided to start his own business in the wool trade, the in Salem, Oregon. Kay helped them to expand their business from the manufacturing side into the retail business..This early Pendleton Indian design camp blanket retains the original dated 1909 label and has great color and design. The condition is very good and has a wonderful nap to it. These blankets were traded with the Indians and also used in cabins .This blanket works great over a sofa or folded at the end of a bed.In 1876, Kay’s daughter Fannie became his assistant and when she married the retail merchant C. Strategically, it was wise to move to this northeastern part of the state because sheep were raised locally, cutting down on the transportation costs in wool production significantly.Initially, the original Pendleton Wollen Mill was established in 1893 as a wool scouring plant where raw wool prepared for textile mills.All labels will read Warranted to be a “PENDLETON” TRADEMARK REG. The shirt tags began to display the size in the bottom right corner.