The Buffalo Plaid, Red and Black Checkered Plaid, Mackinaw Plaid or in Dutch 'Houthakkers' (Lumberjack) Plaid has been a staple fabric for the outdoors in North America ever since the mid 19th century. It's oldest name is probably Buffalo Plaid and first coined around 1850 by a designer at Woolrich Wool Mills. This jacket, which is dated late 1950s based on the label design is not so old when talking about the Buffalo Plaid fabric, but it is quite old for a garment to still be around and looking so good. It looks a lot like somebody took the effort the add in a strip of fabric along the side of the jacket to extend its fit. Of course it features all the classic hunting jacket perks like a poachers pouch on the back and a good collection of pockets.
- Original early 1950s wool American Buffalo Plaid Hunting Jacket
- Fits like a roomy XL
- Great vintage condition
- Measurements shoulder 54cm, sleeve 86cm, pit to pit 73cm, back 75cm
Woolrich has rich history spanning over 190 years of making everything you need to enjoy the outdoors. Their focus has always been on crafting fine and warm wool not only for people who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle but also the US Army when they were called upon to help. John Rich started milling wool out of Plum Run Pennsylvania in 1830. Woolrich were the very first to make garments in what they called Buffalo Check in 1850, a combination of black and red checkered patterns and which we have come to associate with classical American outdoor apparel ever since. During the First World War the help out by making blankets for the US Army. 1925 sees the birth of the Pennsylvania Tuxedo in other words a Buffalo Checkered wool pants, coat and hat! In 1939 Woolrich helps to outfit the US Antarctic Service Expedition which establishes bases on the coldest continent on earth. When the Second World War breaks out, Woolrich again provides blankets as well as socks and coats for the US troops. Up to today Woolrich makes clothing which is both stylish and functional. At Concrete Matter we love their timeless made in USA pieces and they have become one of our most cherished brands ever since we found our first Woolrich Buffalo Plaid Mackinaw.
- The Netherlands: EUR 5,- Free over EUR 50,- (Free returns)
- Europe: EUR 11,- to EUR 22,50 Free over EUR 150.-
- Rest of the World: EUR 25,- Free over EUR 200,-
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