A true retro icon made by one of the most famous American woolen mills. This is the Woolrich Vintage CPO.
This Gustin CPO (Chief Petty Officer) is made out of wool from one of the most storied and respected makers of wool, Woolrich Mills. The buffalo plaid has long history in the USA. Woolrich started using it in 1850 and the big check pattern quickly became extremely popular with outdoorsman. We think the style holds up just as well today even if selvedge denim is the pairing and the city is your outdoors. Beyond the iconic pattern, this wool has a vintage, fibrous character. At 12oz's, the weight is ideal as a standalone but can still be layered over without being too bulky. It's like stepping back in time in all the right ways.
Each starts with great attention to construction details. Significant flat felling is used throughout, from side-seams to shoulders to sleeves, for a clean finish and added toughness. The front placket, cuffs, collar, yoke and interior map pocket all receive lining using a blue cotton chambray. This gives the garment subtle shadow and contrast. Small side gussets are sewn into the side hems, also from blue cotton/linen chambray, and secured with two bartacks. There are two symmetrical front chest pockets and a single pocket on the left sleeve that gives you a nice place to stash small items. Inside, you get a large side entry pocket from blue chambray. All flap pockets, cuffs and front are secured with aged brass snaps.
The fit is designed to be tailored while still accommodating light weight items underneath. The length is longer than our button downs. We recommend selecting the same size in our CPO as you wear in our jackets. You can size up if you like to layer with thick garments underneath.