Hickory Stripe and an Old Iron Horse

feb 25 post

This week, we’re inspired by a deadstock bolt of Hickory Stripe fabric we rescued on a recent day trip to North Tennessee.

Many recognize Hickory Stripe as “railroad fabric”, because it was oft-used to make overalls for railroad workers. It has a heavy hand, and feels almost like canvas.

Railroads played an important part in helping Nashville’s get connected to other cities in the South, but it was not until 1847 that railroad crews began laying rail line form Nashville to Chattanooga.  We like to think they were whistling Dixie and wearing Hickory Stripe. Be on the look out for our Hickory Stripe pocket squares in the very near future-this pocket square is going to get an extra-special introduction.



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