Woolrich Inc.Established 1830
Founded in 1830 by John Rich and Daniel McCormick, Woolrich, Inc. is the oldest manufacturer of outdoor wear in the United States. In the early days Woolrich supplied wives of hunters, loggers and trappers with fabrics. Later, the company also supplied clothing to the American Civil War.
Woolrich is the inventor of the famous Buffalo Check plaid shirt, which was introduced around 1850. At its inception, the shirt was an instant hit with workers and outdoorsmen braving the elements and has been in the Woolrich line ever since. Legend has it that Woolrich’s designer of the distinctive style owned a herd of buffalo and that’s how it got its name. The Buffalo Check design has since become synonymous with the Woolrich brand.
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