The largest selection of merchandise is from Pendleton Woolen Mills - of course! We are a Pendleton Affiliate Store - well, what does that mean? We are a local, independently owned store that specializes in Pendleton products and has permission to use "Pendleton" in our name. A little history about Pendleton Woolen Mills is appropriate for those new to the brand.
"For more than 153 years, Pendleton has set the standard for American style. With six generations of family ownership, the company remains dedicated to its American heritage, authenticity and fabric craftsmanship. British weaver Thomas Kay laid the foundation when he arrived in Oregon in 1863. Kay's grandsons, the three Bishop brothers, opened Pendleton Woolen Mills in the early 1900s. Pendleton expanded into other areas of woolen manufacturing. In 1912, the addition of a weaving mill in Washougal, Washington, broadened its capability for fabric variety. In 1924, the legendary Pendleton virgin wool men's shirt was born. By 1929, Pendleton was making a full line of men's virgin wool sportswear. A new thread was woven into the Pendleton corporate cloth in 1949 - womenswear manufacturing. No one could have predicted the enormous success of a single garment introduced with the Pendleton womenswear line that year. The '49er jacket gained instant popularity. Its simple, casual styling and intrinsic value were a perfect match for the emerging suburban lifestyle of postwar America. Today the company owns and operates 5 facilities, manages 50 Pendleton stores, and publishes apparel and home direct mail catalogs."
Reyn Spooner - "The Reyn Spooner Story" There’s legendary history and Hawaiian heritage stitched into every Reyn Spooner garment. In a little grass shack that was set up in 1956 under the palm trees on Waikiki beach, seamstress Ruth Spooner was busy building her one sewing machine operation with custom surf trunks that were heralded across the islands for their unmatched quality. Reyn McCullough grew up in California on Catalina Island. When he came home from the service after WWII, he began working at a men’s shop in Avalon on Catalina Island. Reyn proved to have a keen eye for fashion and marketing, so in 1949 he bought his employer’s shop and renamed it Reyn’s Men’s Wear. He ran six stores in California and was known for carrying exceptional mens resort clothing. Reyn moved his family to Honolulu, and when Ala Moana Shopping Center in Honolulu opened in 1959, Reyn’s Men’s Wear was one of the first shops to open its doors. Soon, Reyn and Ruth began their partnership. Reyn would design board shorts and shirts and Ruth would see to their thoughtful construction. Soon Ruth merged her business with Reyn’s, and the name Reyn Spooner was born in 1961. Then someone showed him an inside-out shirt sewn by a local bartender/surfer. He combined the inside-out method with his own eye for more sophisticated prints and paired it with the classic tailoring of an oxford cloth shirt. In essence, he combined surfer “cool” with Ivy League traditionalism. His innovations continued with the introduction of Spooner Kloth™, a blend of cotton and spun poly that’s amazingly durable, wrinkle free and breathable.
Dakota Grizzly - "Independent spirit is what sparked our passion to produce the heartland’s most premium and durable apparel. We’ve spent years studying iconic garment-making processes perfected by this country’s most notable artisans and have embarked on countless expeditions to the furthest corners of the world in search of the highest quality materials. Our apparel is built for those who sweat the small things. From triple-needle stitching to embossed leather logos to microsuede trim accents, each distinctive feature plays a role in creating a style that’s uniquely ours. The most authentic traditions stand the test of time. Whether our expert garment makers are laying, marking, cutting, or stitching, their tried-and-true methods can be traced back to the earliest days of garment manufacturing — when time and quality were valued above all else.