WESTERN STUFF

 We are western. To us western is more than a set of activities. It goes hand in hand with the spirit of adventure.

That lunge into the unknown. Anything can happen on an adventure.

WESTERN STUFF

We are western. To us western is more than what you do. It goes hand in hand with the spirit of adventure.

That lunge into the unknown. Anything can happen on an adventure.

WESTERN STUFF

 

We are western. But what is western? Western is more than a set of activities. It goes hand in hand with the spirit of adventure. That lunge into the unknown. Anything can happen on an adventure. The disciplines of life, whether that be ranching, climbing, skiing, surfing, or whatever, are containers that give us an opportunity to participate in the adventure.

Because what is life without the adventure? Life without adventure is futile and failing, bland and boring. There is something built into us that longs for mystery and the creativity that it produces.

 

WESTERN STUFF

 

We are western. Western is more than a set of activities. It goes hand in hand with the spirit of adventure. That lunge into the unknown. Anything can happen on an adventure.


REDESIGNING THE WEST

W'S TEES

New Styles + Colors in Stock

3777 PUFFY JACKET

Primaloft Insulation

NEW GRAPHIC TEES

100% Tanguis Cotton

W'S TEES

New Styles + Colors in Stock

3777 PUFFY JACKET

Primaloft Insulation

NEW GRAPHIC TEES

100% Tanguis Cotton

Springtime in Montana

The weather is unpredictable

Montana is a wild place, cell service is spotty, and not reliable. The forecast is hit and miss, so around here we learn to revel in it, rain or shine. Sometimes, you just have to forget the forecast and go for it. We agree with the Norwegians, "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.". Our rain shell, the SR3, is a three layer shell (as the name suggests) built for lifestyles that rely on the weather's impulsive nature. 

 


Springtime in Montana

The weather is unpredicatable. We agree with the Norweigns, "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing."


IRON SHARPENS IRON

LA HONDA RECORDS

Colter Wall, Vincent Neil Emerson, Riddy Arman and more

TRAVEL BAGS

Duffels, Backpacks, Accessories

DENIM

Men's  |  Women's

LA HONDA RECORDS

Colter Wall, Vincent Neil Emerson, Riddy Arman and more

TRAVEL BAGS

Duffels, Backpacks, Accessories

DENIM

Men's  |  Women's

THE STANDARD ISSUE

  • What are the best Tee Shirts made of? | A Brief Defense for Cotton
    What are the best Tee Shirts made of? | A Brief Defense for Cotton

    Our 100% Cotton Tee Shirts are the Best in the West.

    What makes a tee shirt a tee shirt? The Fabric. Plain and simple.

    What are t-shirts usually made of? Polyester, wool, silk, or cotton to name a few, Usually though a combination of polyester and cotton. Polyester is plastic, often recycled from used water bottles. Our tees are made from 100% cotton, becasue we prefer natural fibers whenever possible, especially next to skin. 

    Perhaps one of the most important thing to consider, when considering a tee shirt, is comfort. Comfort is never overrated. And when it comes down to comfort, there are a couple of factors to consider: breathability, hand feel, and fit. 

    Breathability. Cotton breathes, so the heat our beautiful bodies produce has somewhere to go. Wearing cotton is like the joy of opening the window in a stuffy room or breathing the freshness of a rainstorm. Its poetic really.

    Our tees fit. They fit not too snug or loose. Just right. They are designed to fit comfortably without looking frumpy or shabby. Looks don’t always matter, but when they do, we have you covered. 

    And when it comes down to hand feel, our 100% Pima Cotton Tees are otherworldly. Like you are transported to an alternate universe where t-shirts are made by multi-colored unicorns of supreme intelligence. Seriously though, touch one and you will be changed forever. Maybe not your personality disorder, but you might find yourself forgetting you are wearing anything at all, which may or may not be advantageous to your sense of self confidence.

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  • Montana in 1889 | SR41 is a nod to the 41st state of the union
    Montana in 1889 | SR41 is a nod to the 41st state of the union

    Montana in 1889

    SR41 is a nod to the 41st state 

    SR41. Is it a reference to a ski locker number? The 41st county, McCone?  Neither.  It simply refers to Montana’s statehood history when it joined the union as the 41st state on November 8th, 1889.   
      
    Turns out, the nod to “41” brings us back to a fascinating time.  During Harrison’s presidency, Montana joined the growing union right behind North and South Dakota’s simultaneous entries of 39th and 40th states (November 2nd, 1889).  These lands had been mostly part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, which stretched into modern day Canada.    
      
    Reading Montana 1889 newspapers on the Lewis and Clark Library’s microfiche reels, shows newspapers costing 5 cents, ads for “New York” priced ready-to-wear clothes, and scandal stories not suitable for children. 

      
    During this time, Montana’s residents were

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  • Wool and Bamboo | Natural Materials Make a Comeback
    Wool and Bamboo | Natural Materials Make a Comeback

    Wool and Bamboo | Natural Materials Make a Comeback

    Why do we use wool and bamboo in our Skoltec Baselayers?

    Have you ever introduced two friends that you knew would hit it off?  It is like seeing a blind date quickly turn into a happy partnership.  This could describe the new way of combining wool and bamboo to make fabric, used in our SKOLTEC base layers.  Customers report that they love this product and wonder why these two textiles work well together.  Let’s dig in. 
     
    Wool is a terrific material: it is environmentally friendly, thermoregulating (warm when you need it, cool when you don’t), and has a soft feel when it is a next-of-skin product like SKOLTEC base layer.  Wool holds its shape well and lasts.  Blending bamboo with wool is a more recent development in textiles and this combination has a good array of attributes.   
     

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The Standard issue is our contribution to keeping the written word alive. It is where we write on whatever inspires us. If you have a question, shoot us an e-mail, we would like to answer it. 

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