Made In America: The Portland Collection
We love “Made in the USA” here at The Manual. And what’s more American than the pioneering brand Pendleton? It’s one of oldest family-owned clothing companies in the country. They’ve entered their sixth generation – going strong – while still making their own wool in Pacific Northwest. This season is no different. Using three new Native American-inspired patterns with a dash of modern Portland panache the buzz is on about The Portland Collection’s Fall 2013 line. Oregon-based Rachel Turk, Nathaniel Crissman, and John Blasioli Timothy are the creative minds behind this seasons Pendleton line. The company has been making wool products, starting with wool blankets in 1895. They later launched men and women’s apparel lines. Their iconic remake of the wool shirt did away with dull greys by adding color and patterns helping the brand grow nationwide.
This Fall you’ll find wool sweaters, shirts and jackets inspired by the classic Pendleton archives, but cut and designed for the contemporary man. Fresh pieces include cotton shirts, pants and reversible vests that will integrate the brand’s signature wool, while adding diversity to the collection. Some standout pieces include the Hells Canyon Duffel Coat and any of the reversible vests with the Native American-inspired patterns. If you like the standard look, there are also vibrant solid pieces within the collection like the Bandon Pea Coat. And they certainly didn’t skimp on the sharp accessories to go along including duffle bags, scarves and ties with the newly-inspired patterns.
Stay tuned if you like this Fall 2013 collection because Pendleton has also announced a Spring 2014 line already in the works.