Quality apparel isn’t a given nowadays but there are some brands which you can always rely on so far as quality is concerned and San Francisco based Taylor Stitch is one such brand. We always wait with baited breath for them to release new collections here at Coolector HQ and, we’re delighted to report, their latest series of apparel, the Siskiyou Collection, definitely doesn’t disappoint.
Taylor Stitch have teamed up with the guys at Belcampo, one of California’s finest meat purveyors, to deliver a new collection that is inspired by the ranch life and was decided upon after the guys at Taylor Stitch headed to Belcampo’s 20,000 acre ranch at the base of Mt. Shasta and saw first hand the need for resilient durable, yet stylish, clothing that would withstand the rigours of working on a ranch.
The Siskiyou Collection from Taylor Stitch was heavily influenced by the four days that the brand spent on the ranch herding cattle, checking the weights of the heritage turkeys, enjoying the delights of slow cooking over an open flame, and trying to soak in as much knowledge as we could about running a ranch the old fashioned way as they could. All that they learnt on this trip went into the design and crafting of the Siskiyou Collection of apparel and you can see the main pieces from this range below:
Tan Plaid Glacier Shirt
No respecting rancher would be seen without a plaid shirt in their wardrobe and they simply don’t come any better than the Glacier Shirt, which forms one of the cornerstones of the Taylor Stitch Siskiyou Collection. This excellent piece of apparel is perfect fare for winding down after a hard day of ranch work as it a hearty piece, wonderfully comfortable with just the right amount of ruggedness. Crafted from 8-oz. 100% cotton, custom milled Portuguese plaid and boasting a tailored fit with the brand’s signature California collar, the Glacier Shirt will be ideal after working hard all day but, truth be told, would look just as good in your favourite bar.
The ultimate piece of casual wear from the Siskiyou Collection, The Henley will offer a great choice of clothing for any activity on or off the ranch. This understated and fantastically functional piece of apparel serves as the perfect cold weather base layer courtesy of the merino wool which is naturally odour-resistant and temperature-regulating to deliver a comfort fit every time, regardless of activity. Made from 7.5-oz 50% Merino, 50% Polyester waffle knit and with unbreakable Japanese urea buttons, this is an uncompromising and undeniably cool piece of clothing that is wonderfully versatile and stylish and we’re big fans of it here at Coolector HQ.
Indigo Broken Twill Slim Jeans
A staple of any ranch worker, jeans need to make of tough stuff to survive the daily wear and tear they will be subjected to and these gloriously well crafted and fantastically comfortable Indigo Broken Twill Slim Jeans from Taylor Stitch’s Siskiyou Collection excel in every conceivable department. Using 14.75-oz. 100% cotton, American Made broken twill denim to deliver the uncompromising, robust finish that is essential for a pair of jeans that will be seeing manual labour, these great looking jeans from Taylor Stitch are so well designed that they’ll look the part wherever you’re wearing them. Limber and providing stretch when you need it, these Indigo Broken Twill Slim Jeans are at once both impeccably functional whilst retaining top class style which is a pretty impressive feat.
The Utility Shirt
A real jack of all trades this Utility Shirt from Taylor Stitch. It can be used for more or less any occasion such is its comfort, style and fantastic craftsmanship. It has been made with starry nights around the campfire in mind but it is just as at home for a few drinks with friends or treks out into the wild. Made with mobility in mind, the Utility Shirt from the Siskiyou Collection is made from a combination of materials – 11-oz, 65% cotton, 35% silk – to deliver the extra comfort and durability that is essential for this form of outerwear.
The Barn Jacket
As we head into the cold winter months, it would be folly to have a collection that doesn’t feature a jacket of some description. Well, the Barn Jacket from the Siskiyou collection isn’t just any old jacket – it is one of the coolest looking, robust and well-crafted imaginable and will keep those elements at bay over the next few months and beyond. A modern reimagining of the traditional barn jacket, this glorious piece of outerwear is made from 2-oz. 100% cotton Mt. Vernon canvas shell with 10-oz. Japanese Blanket Lining for that extra warmth on those cold winter mornings.