In this installment, we look at the age-old favorite buffalo plaid flannel.
Plaid flannel got its start in the Scottish Highlands during the 1600s and has been a staple of rugged outdoorsiness ever since. By the time the Industrial Revolution was in full swing in the US, the folks at Woolrich were churning out new designs for flannel shirts. And one design really stuck: a simple red-and-black-checkered plaid. Of course, in order for Paul Bunyan types to know what to ask for at their local mercantile, it needed a name. Turns out, the pattern designer happened to own a herd of buffalo, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The Revolutionary Wore Heroes:
Where to Find It Today:
Freemans Sporting Club