A brand builds a base in many ways. Pendleton has been around long enough that we have fans who’ve been shopping with us since the second World War. We also have generations of brand fans who have come to us through vintage shopping.
That’s why were were especially excited to be featured in the in-store publication of Buffalo Exchange.
They have a nice write-up about our brand history, with photos featuring apparel from our mens, womens and The Portland Collection, as well as some of our blankets.
And, they have an accurate shirt label guide on the last page.
We’d like to point out that the “2000s” example is from The Portland Collection. On Menswear, the label you’ll see is more like this one:
Thanks, Buffalo Exchange! If you are a vintage shopper, please check them out.
This post looks back to this past summer, when we helped outfit The Wilderness Collective for a trip to the Eastern Sierras. For this trip, they rode in on horse, braving rain and rocky trails for the reward of some serious fishing and camping away from the distractions of modern life.
The Wilderness Collective’s tagline is “Legendary Adventures for Men.” The gear is high-end, the aesthetic tends towards the curated, but there is no denying that these adventures are the real thing.
Watch the film below. Don’t you want to go?
WILDERNESS COLLECTIVE | WC-004 Eastern Sierra
The real stars of the film are the horses. They patiently pick their way across this stunning landscape, shod hooves on sharp rocks, to take the Wilderness Collective into seriously rugged territory. These horses definitely earned their Pendleton saddle blankets.
You can read more about The Wilderness Collective and see films of their other journeys here.
This beautiful car is part of the new Portland Express, or, as 1859 magazine calls it, “The most Portland train car ever.”
With an array of makers’ good that include Pendleton wool slipcovers, typewriters, bottles of Oregon rain, chocolates, papers and more, this is one club car you won’t want to miss. Check out more photos here.
The Portland Express celebrates the AMTRAK expansion between Vancouver B.C and Eugene, OR. Details on booking here.
Portland’s beautiful Pittock Mansion is open for holiday tours, and as usual, Pendleton products help adorn it. Henry Pittock’s bedroom is done in a northwest theme with the Chief Joseph blanket in sage on the bed.
The Pittock Mansion is a piece of Portland’s history. Guest can tour the grounds and enjoy panoramic views in every direction. So come take a tour! Details here.
Here’s Lou Doillon perched on her Chief Joseph blanket from fashion photographer, illustrator, and writer Garance Doré. Beautiful!
Here at Pendleton, we have been proud to support the rein of Amber Big Plume, the Calgary Stampede Indian princess for 2013. We are just as excited about Carly Weasel Child, the 2014 Princess. That’s her, posed before the Canadian Rockies in a coat made from our Canyon Diablo blanket. From the Siksika Nation, Carly is currently attending Siksika College. Her eventual goal is a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications, to prepare for a future career in journalism or public relations.
Carly is a jingle dancer. Her Blackfoot name, Papainhkkiakii, means“Dream Singing Woman”. As the 2014 Indian Princess, Carly continues a family legacy, being the fourth young woman in her family to serve as royalty. She says of being princess, “It’s an incredible honor to carry the title of Calgary Stampede Indian Princess and have this opportunity to make a positive impact for my community. I have always admired the strong women who have served as Indian Princess before me and I am so excited to share the beauty and importance of the First Nation’s culture during my year. I look forward to greeting visitors from around the world to Indian Village during the 2014 Calgary Stampede – the Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth!”
Below, please enjoy some shots of the Pendleton blanket-draped stage, Amber Big Plume saying good-bye, and more shots of Carly in her new role. Our favorite shot is of both women wrapped in their blankets, gifts from Pendleton to celebrate their roles as representatives of the five tribes of Treaty 7, the Indian Village and the Calgary Stampede.
Sometimes you’re sitting down to write about a talented designer who uses Pendleton fabrics in innovative and beautiful cloaks, when she comes knocking at your office door. That’s exactly what happened today when the beautiful and talented Lindsey Thornburg dropped by.
Lindsey is in town for a Trunk show tomorrow at our Home store.
Stop by, because you’ll love these designs and you’ll love Lindsey.
This recent feature on our blankets in WORKWEAR magazine is full of vintage photos and brochures from the Pendleton archives. Enjoy!
Here’s a video of Bugaboo’s Park City launch of the Bugaboo Buffalo, a stroller model that goes here, there and everywhere. The video shows just what terrain this model can handle. You can see Pendleton here and there, especially during the indoor marshmallow roast. And of course, here, during the bongo party.
Here’s the video.
Our special collaborative models are available at www.bugaboo.com.
Our last collaboration with Shwood in 2011 was so much fun we decided to do it again, twice. Yes, it’s Pendleton x Shwood x 2.
Laser-etched walnut and cherrywood, cased in pure Oregon wool. Made in the USA.
You know you want them.