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The American Lumberjack

January 7, 2010

It’s fascinating how motivation can pop-up in the strangest places.  Perfect example, I recently received a sarcastic comment on a shirt I was wearing, something about “lumberjack”, blah blah blah…    Thinking about this, I wanted to know if the check shirt was a cliché or actually had some historical integrity, so I dug in and got some facts about old-time loggers/lumberjacks.

I was interested in the trade, the time and the workwear involved (which in some capacity consisted of the iconic shirt), which has re-surfaced, and is once again a staple garment.  I managed to score some quality photos of several lumbermen,  practicing a trade that helped build companies such as Filson, Carhart,  Danner and other quality workwear manufacturers.  The results are below.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. newgrass permalink
    January 7, 2010 13:06

    Great pictures!

  2. January 7, 2010 17:16

    awesome. round2??

  3. January 8, 2010 09:15

    I can definitely foresee a round 2… Perhaps, something about suspenders…?

    Thanks for checking out TSE

  4. January 8, 2010 18:32

    I want that chainsaw. love logging

  5. January 10, 2010 17:54

    Foster, totally – that chainsaw is fierce!

  6. January 29, 2012 12:13

    Great collection of pictures from the men who built America.

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