woolrich woolen mills
Mountain Climbers. Woolrich John Rich & Bros. showcased their men’s lookbook with town (urban) and mountain style clothing. Town pieces include washed denim, tailored looks, lightweight flannels, fitted outerwear and cool blazers, meanwhile mountain line includes weekend adventure looks, leaving city borders and offering activewear, cozy outerwear, water-resistance fabrics and stylish details.
ABOUT THE BRAND:
Woolrich has been synonymous with quality outdoor clothing for over 180 years. The company got its start in 1830 when John Rich, an immigrant from England, built his first woolen mill in Plum Run, Pennsylvania. Rich would visit the lumber camps that dotted the area and sell his woolen fabric, socks, coverlets, and yarn from a mule cart. By 1845, he built a new mill a couple of miles up the road next to Chatham Run, which provided a steadier source of water. That building exists today as part of the group of buildings, homes, and community establishments that have become Woolrich, Pennsylvania.
Legend has it that Woolrich was the first company to use a zipper in men’s trousers. The timeless Railroad Vest, introduced when the railroad was being built through Pennsylvania, is still a popular item. Another garment with roots back to the mid-1800′s is the Buffalo Check Shirt that has kept many generations of outdoorsmen warm.
Today the little village of Woolrich is still headquarters for the company, but the business has grown to a worldwide lifestyle company with a full range of outdoor-inspired products, from jackets and shirts to outdoor furniture. The company that provided blankets to the Union soldiers in the Civil War today keeps folks warm under its wonderful throws as they cuddle up by the fireplace. You can buy a wool jacket your great-great grandfather may have worn in the woods or a parka that’s all about the latest in advanced technology.