Wax and Wool by Woolrich + Almond Surfboards

California coastal style meets Pennsylvania wool in this beach-ready collaboration

On the surface, Woolrich and Almond Surfboards don’t appear to have much in common. The Pennslyvania-based wool company has been making tried and true workwear for over 180 years and is home to the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill in the US. Meanwhile, in sunny Newport Beach, CA Dave Allee and his band of craftsman balance time in the workshop with time in the water. …

Woolrich Woolen Mills Fall/Winter 2012

Rebel soldiers and spaghetti westerns inspire Mark McNairy's latest collection

Revealed this week in Milan, the Fall/Winter 2012 collection for Woolrich Woolen Mills marks the continued evolution of the brand, whose soaring reputation is owed—at least in part—to Mark McNairy‘s stellar direction over the past year. This collection draws inspiration from Civil War relics and Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western style in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” The colors and contrast bear McNairy’s signature …