The American Lumberjack
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.