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. Yes, the same guys that made this jacket! Officially this type of plaid is called shadow plaid as there are thinner stripes next to the main black stripes creating a shadow like effect.
The Mackinaw has a long history dating back to the mid 19th century when 40 where made to supply a British military outpost in the Great Lakes area in North America. The shorter model of this jacket was best suited for deep snow in comparison to the cumbersome long coats. The black and red pattern derive from the blankets that were used to make the original jackets. This jacket is the direct pedigree of that jacket. It is the most iconical hunting jacket to come out of North America and represents the vibe of great lakes, deep forest and of course the log cabin. We love it.
- Original ca. 1970s Woolrich wool Buffalo Plaid hunting
- Great near mint vintage condition
- Two sizes available
- Measurements L: shoulder 53cm, sleeve 60cm, pit to pit 63cm, back 77cm
- Measurements M: shoulder 48cm, sleeve 58cm, pit to pit 57cm, back 76cm
- Please follow this link to our Size Guide
Concrete Matter Curated Vintage Collection
- 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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