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The "heritage" resurgence has inspired Pendleton to dig through its vast archives of ads, designs, and fabrics.

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Danner introduced its Light hiking boot in the ‘70s. The boot now enjoys a robust fashion following. "The design created the fashion interest, which is great," says Danner CFO Dave Carlson. "But it stays in our line because of its performance."

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Danner’s popularity among Japanese and American hipsters is balanced by its enduring usefulness to police officers, soldiers, outdoors enthusiasts, and industrial workers. "We address different clienteles, and that’s a real strength," Carlson says.

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Recent collaborations with the Nike-owned skate/surf brand Hurley evoke Pendleton’s connections to vintage California youth culture. In the late ‘50s and ‘60s, pioneering surfers adopted the cozy Oregon brand as après-wave wear.

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Tribal prints, part of Pendleton’s repertoire from the company’s earliest days, now figure prominently in its collaborations with Hurley (seen here), Opening Ceremony, and others.

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Opening Ceremony, the taste-making indie boutique chain, helped reintroduce Pendleton to the fashion world. OC co-founder Carol Lim recently told Elle magazine: "We told them, ‘we’re going to carry your line… and in the next two years, I guarantee you, you’re going to have… high-level specialty stores coming to buy this.’"

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Before the link to Opening Ceremony, Mort Bishop says, “we never would have thought of collaborating with another brand. There has to be a huge element of trust. We’re letting people dig through our archives—we’re letting them see everything. So we need to find the sweet spot of common interest.”

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The Japanese artist/designer Taka Hayashi contributed to Pendleton’s partnership with Vans.

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