Jack Weil: ‘Patriarch Of Western Clothing’
The Economist pays a tribute to Denver’s Jack A. Weil who died on August 13th, aged 107. “Until he created his shirts, there was no distinctively western look in American couture.”
“His shirts, sold after 1946 through his company, Rockmount Ranch Wear, became extremely famous. The Premium Blue Flannel Plaid was worn by Ronald Reagan, and the Pink Gabardine by Bob Dylan.
“Eric Clapton liked the diamond-snap number; Robert Redford in ‘The Horse Whisperer’ wore a rayon plaid. Mr Weil’s company clad Elvis Presley, John Travolta and almost everyone, gay or straight, in ‘Brokeback Mountain’.” More here…