The Pendleton Archive Coat

Fall 2022

Pendleton Archive blanket coat in the Harding pattern

Today’s Pendleton Archive Coats are modern revivals of one of our most iconic pieces; the Harding blanket coat.

Pendleton Archive blanket coat in the Rock Point pattern

Before there was an official women’s sportswear line, Pendleton produced coats sewn from wool fabric in several lengths and styles to meet the needs of snowshoers, skiiers, tobogganers, and movie stars like Anita Page, photographed in a similar coat in the 1930s.

Actress Anita Page in a Pendleton blanket coat circa 1920s

The photo is black and white, we think this coat was sewn in our most historic and familiar Harding pattern coloration.

Pendletn Harding blanket

The Pendleton Archives

Our archives hold several blanket coats in the Harding pattern on our racks of vintage Pendleton garments, carefully cataloged and hung under white sheets to protect them from dust. Visitors wear white gloves when they handle these treasures, to protect fragile garments from the oils we all have on our hands.

The coat at the front of this “go-back” rack (waiting to be checked back in) is very similar to the coat worn by Anita Page. It’s a well-worn example, with mismatched buttons.archive-coat

Here’s another beautiful Harding pattern coat we call “the airplane coat.” 

The Pendleton "airplane" coat, a blanket coat in the Harding pattern in the Pendleton archives.

This label gave it its name–see the airplane in the lower left of the label?

This car coat was sewn for passengers to wear in open cockpit airplanes. This is also a Harding pattern. The strap-and-button details are charming.

Here’s the rack where both of these coats live in the archives. The “out” cards mark  the spots where other garments have been taken to our design area.

A group of vintage Pendleton blanket coats hanging together in the Pendleton archives. Yellow and pink pieces of paper calle d"out cards" are interspersed, showing where garments have been checked out of the archives for design inspiration.

Today’s Pendleton Archive Coats

Our jackets have found homes over the years with collectors and museums. Today’s Archive Coats let you enjoy the generational quality of Pendleton for many years to come. You can see them here:

Harding Archive Coat

Rock Point Archive Coat

Archive Toboggan Coat

Introducing Rock Point, a new collection for 2022

Rock Point

We’re excited to unveil our Rock Point blanket, and the beautiful accessories and apparel it inspired.

Pendleton Rock Point blanket

Rock Point –

Rock Point is a community in Arizona, part of the Diné/Navajo Nation that covers more than 17 million acres in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Rock Point is surrounded by rugged red rock formations, including Red Mesa, Two Sisters, North Arch, and Whale Rock, or Tsé Biná’ookaahí. Sandstone formations rise on a plain background that represents the desert floor, alternating with Los Ojos motifs joined together with arrows that point to the past and the future.

Everything else!

At, you can find the nine-element Rock Point pattern used in sweaters, scarves, an array of beautiful bags…even a cotton comforter. Our favorite examples are these coats.

This is the women’s 1930s Archive Coat. And yes, this is a design adapted from one of the coats in our archives, worn by actresses like Anita Page and Mary Pickford in the 1920s.

A woman with long dark hair wears the Pendleton Archive Coat.
The Archive Coat by Pendleton

See it here: Archive Coat

And read more about our archives here: The Pendleton Archives

Then, we have the Men’s Brownsville Coat, named for one of our early mills in the Pacific Northwest.

A man wearing a Pendleton Brownsville Coat.
The Brownsville Coat by Pendleton

You can see it here, with more photos that show off the exquisite pattern matching: Brownsville Coat

We’re in love with the modern possibilities of this very traditional pattern.