Was it Paul Bunyan? The lumberjacks of Maine? Where exactly did the phenomenon come from? When it comes to the classic red and black buffalo plaid, it seems this pattern has endured for a very long time.
Buffalo plaid may have originated from the N.E. Mills but probably pre dates this with its roots in bonnie old Scotland. What we do know is that the pattern has been a staple for well over 150 years and is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
This style of shirt has been a hit with workers, lumberjacks, outdoorsmen and west coast rockers for living memory and beyond. Legend has it that one of the early designers of the distinctive style owned a herd of buffalo and that’s how it got its name.
Stormy Kromer have been making outdoor wear since 1903 and know a thing or two about quality gear, which is why we have partnered with them and why one of the first items we have taken in to our collection is the Buffalo Plaid Flannel Shirt. This is an exceptional shirt as good as (if not better) than other popular American workwear/outdoors wear brands and now available to you. You can check it out here:
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The good news is that this pandemic appears to be tailing off and most of our suppliers have now switched back to making the products we love. We are expecting to be re-stocked with Casstrom Knives and Karesuando Axes in June and Frost River in July.
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