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The classic Buffalo Plaid pattern has been around for a very long time. It originated from the Woolrich Woolen Mills company in Pennsylvania around 1950 when they introduced the Buffalo Check shirt. It was an instant hit with outdoorsmen and the rugged piece quickly became synonymous with quality and dependability.

Why the name “Buffalo” Check?

The name seems to signify the wild open spaces of the west. And although this sounds alluring, the answer is much more simple. Legend has it that the Woolrich designer who first introduced the distinctive pattern owned a herd of buffalo–nothing more complicated than that. The name stuck, and the rest is history.

woolrich-blog-buffalo-2Fashion trends come and go, but 165 years on, the buffalo check is arguably more popular than ever. It's a pattern that spans menswear, women's apparel, accessories, household items, etc.

It's so popular in apparel that it's easy to find buffalo check scarves, hats, ties, socks, handbags, you name it! If you live the rugged outdoorsy life or simply admire the look, grab our cozy Buffalo Check Pom Beanie this season.

This classic pattern shows no signs of ever going out of style!