In 1859, the iron tracks of the Sunbury & Erie Railroad stretched to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, bringing regular train service within a few miles of the Woolrich mill. Yet while regular train service brought a massive building boom to central Pennsylvania, that wasn’t its only legacy. It also inspired the creation of one of Woolrich’s most enduring designs: the Railroad Vest.
Also known as the “Utility Vest,” the original styling is graced with rough charcoal wool, and a light grey pinstripe. The material is thick enough to feel immediately warm and durable, yet smooth enough to make the call for an evening out on the town. As appealing as the material is … it’s the pockets that make this piece truly tick. Today’s wearers turn to the Woolrich Railroad Vest to stash their iPhones, business cards, notebooks, screwdrivers, flyboxes, digital cameras and more.
But originally, it was all about the pocket watch. Continue reading