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Pendletons -- anyone remember the shirts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Horace, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    Anyone remember the days of the Pendleton shirt? Anyone where them now, and if so how is the quality? I assume they still have their own woolen mills?

    Also, anyone know where I might be able to find New Old Stock or Dead Stock Pendleton blankets?

    Thanks gents.

    H.
     


  2. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    One word - EBay. Tons of Pendleton.
     


  3. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    'Course, there are tons of them in the thrifts around here, often in good shape. If you are looking for something you can't find on ebay, let me know and I'll keep an eye out. As for quality, they hold up extremely well. My stepdad and his side of the family love them, their jackets, blankets, shirts, hats etc.
     


  4. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    Yep, that's why I asked. I visited a Salvation Army the other day, and I couldn't believe how many Pendletons there were for a dollar or two.

    Crazy really, as the quality is good and I think the good looks eternal.

    Not to got on a rant here but: it's amazing to me how much of our consumer goods are disposable. It's one thing when the goods are built that way; another when they aren't.
     


  5. Lord Foppington

    Lord Foppington Active Member

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    I find good old shirts, with the looped closure for the collar button, all the time at thrift stores. Watch out for moth holes though: Pendleton wool must be very tasty.

    Another thing to look for are Pendleton three-quarter winter coats, the tweedy, quilt-lined ones, with leather buttons. I have a brown one that projects a very traditional "country" look, and I get vigorously complimented every time I wear it. It's exceptionally well made too.

    Then there are the traditional/professorial-looking tweed blazers with elbow patches--I look for those, but don't have one for myself yet. And the very "Western" blazers, with the curvy (sometimes suede) yokes, and suede patches...I think you need a longhorn hood ornament on your Caddy to wear those.

    And then the hats. There are great old Pendleton tweedy Trilby-like old-man hats, plaid, herringbone, etc. etc., with jaunty feathers. Don't have one of those yet.

    Good God. Am I a vintage Pendleton freak? I have lots of other, very different types of clothes, I swear.
     


  6. stache

    stache Senior member

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    You want to wear old man clothes???
     


  7. Lord Foppington

    Lord Foppington Active Member

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    I've wanted to wear old-man clothes since I was 17.

    Now old men don't even wear old-man clothes. They wear rubber-soled shoes (if not running shoes) and warm-up suits.

    So it's still a statement, though I'm heading toward being an old man myself.
     


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