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Mad for Plaid

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I love everything about fall, the cooler weather, the warmer clothes, the hot drinks, the cozy fireplaces, the mountain getaways, pumpkin spice everything (OK maybe that’s getting old), but you get the idea, and plaid! Just as the seasons change, so do our wardrobes, and plaid is always a traditional staple. I’m not saying you can’t wear plaid during the other months, there are tons of cute gingham and light-colored combos available, but those big buffalo plaids and classic tartans just scream fall!

After viewing  some of the runway shows, I was glad to see the checkered styles with new twists. Look for high-low cuts and flounce detailing on blouses and jackets. Pair your traditional tartans with heavy studded jewelry and thick chains for a punkish vibe, or wear an all-over coat dress with short boots for a cool, indie look.

We think men look sexy in plaid too (that’s why Roadkill Ranch is the number one Pendleton distributor in Orange County)! Wear your Pendleton alone or layer with a white T-shirt for a dapper look.

The first picture is from the Chanel runway show.

The second picture is from the Tommy Hilfiger collection.

The third picture is M Missoni’s ad campaign.

The fourth picture is Sydney Beaver modeling for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique. We think our photo shoot is better than Missoni. (We’re not biased or anything.)

The last two pictures are of our stylish man friends (Matt Brady and Joshua Titus), modeling Pendleton shirts for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.

So grab a good book, a good cup O’Joe and get cozy somewhere (in your plaid of course). Because fashion is a feeling, and you deserve to feel fab!

PS Take quick advantage of  this weather, tomorrow may be 80 degrees again (blogging from a cute leopard chair in Fullerton, California).

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Savannah Kaefer, Julie Rasmussen, Tommy Hilfiger, M Missoni

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Pendleton Pusher

In 1889 Thomas Kay started a woolen mill in Salem, Oregon. He trained his daughter Fannie in every aspect of the mills operation, and when she met her husband, Charles Pleasant Bishop, the two would become one awesome team. Bishop was a successful retailer, so did they marry their souls, they married their skills, and in 1909 Pendleton was born! The original factory is still producing goods. And the company is still family owned and run by the 6th generation.

The quality and style is unbeatable and I’m so proud to have such a legendary line at my store. Pendleton never goes out of style, and this American made classic is a staple for every man.

So, since Roadkill Ranch is the largest distributor in OC, you’ll know where to go to get yours. The factory only produces so much, and we’ve already received our holiday order which means we will not be getting any more until next year.

Why am I writing this you ask? Because every year right before the holidays, grown men come to Roadkill Ranch and start whining when their size is gone. Grown men crying over Pendleton is not a good look! So men (and women who are gifting), please don’t wait until the last minute this year. Stop in soon while the selection is healthy.

You’ll thank me later!

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