Hunting suit

Manufacturer Woolrich Woolen Mills American

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Woolrich & Company was founded in 1830 in what would become Woolrich, Pennsylvania. It has produced woolen goods for over 175 years, including the heavy weight red and black plaid fabric, known by Woolrich as the "classic" hunting plaid, seen in this hunting ensemble worn by the sharp-dressing comedian Sid Caesar. Red has been used since the 19th century for hunting jackets, and plaid is also synonymous with outdoors wear. The wool field coat and pants have been produced by Woolrich for most of its years in business, and are executed with the warmth and comfort of the hunter in mind. Besides the inherent warmth of the wool and its ability to wick away moisture, both pieces are outfitted with special details, like the "storm flap" which covers the button closure on the coat and protects the wearer from the elements seeping in between the holes, as well as the neck tab which keeps the collar up to warm the neck and face. The double seat and knees of the pants provides the extra support required for the sport, and the knit bands at the hem are a custom touch, allowing for boots to be comfortably worn over the pants. The coordinating plaid coat and pants, coined the "Pennsylvania tuxedo" by Woolrich, while being completely functional, is also rather fashionable.

Hunting suit, Woolrich Woolen Mills (American, founded 1830), wool, leather, metal, cotton, silk, American

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