Rare Vintage Woolrich Buffalo Plaid Shirt - Restorecph

Rare Vintage Woolrich Buffalo Plaid Shirt

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1980's Woolrich, old label, made in USA. This is a thick Woolrich worker overshirt, In excellent used condition, no damage. 100 % Wool. Beautiful rare vintage piece! It just doesn't get any more western workwear than this thick overshirt from Woolrich. Beautiful western workwear utilitarian fit. Designer vintage clothing is a sustainable option that can provides one of a kind, in high quality at affordable prices.

According to legend and the Scottish Tartan Authority, this pattern was brought over to the U.S. in the 1800s by Jock McCluskey, a supposed descendent of Rob Roy. Jock was quite a character who sympathized with the native people. He befriended folks from many tribes as he worked as a trader, offering finished goods for buffalo pelts and other items. According to stories, the Native Americans with whom he worked prized the heavy Scottish blankets in the MacGregor Red and Black, which they believed—or so the story goes—got its red color from “a sorcerer’s hex, a dye distilled from the spirit blood and ghostly souls of McCluskey's prey and enemies” and, as a result, was said to bring good luck in battle. Again, according to legend, the Native Americans also couldn’t pronounce the Scottish Gaelic word for blanket—pladger—and instead referred to the blankets as plaids.