The Oi Polloi of Manchester website gives the following brief history of Woolrich:
“The oldest outdoor clothing company in the world, Woolrich was started in 1830 when John Rich opened his first wool factory near Philadelphia.
Initially delivering woollen fabrics, socks and yarn to logging camps on the back of a mule cart, by the 1850s he was producing a full range of outdoor wear in the famous red and black Woolrich check.”
I recently had the luck of picking up a Woolrich Plainfield Parka on the cheap.
Usually hovering around 2 bills, I got mine for 39 dollars! I’ve always liked Woolrich stuff because of the classic lines they often use. In addition, I like that the company STILL makes at least SOME of their stuff in the USA, and in Pennsylvania specifically. The fact that I don’t really wear wool limits what i can get from them, so finding this great coat was a treat.
This coat has LOADS of pockets (8 on the front … including hand warmers on the lower “triple entry” pockets and upper zip pockets…and 2 pockets inside the coat.)
The following is from the Woolrich website:
“The complete answer to cold weather–great fabric, plenty of insulation, pockets galore, and good looks to boot. The shell is a brushed and pebble-washed canvas with HydroGuard water-resistant finish. It features a two-way zipper with storm flap, stand-up collar, upper zippered pockets, and lower triple-entry patch pockets. The reinforced elbows resist wear, and an internal waist drawcord seals out the cold. Three internal pockets. Body is lined in Trailhead™ fleece over 100-gram Arctic Insulation.™ Sleeves are lined in nylon taffeta diamond quilted over 60-gram Arctic Insulation.™ 32″ length.”
This is a good coat. Very warm and looks proper. Lucky find!