The Beach Boys released their first records under the name the Pendletones, which they took from their favorite brand of board shirts. The band members also wore the Pendleton shirts on record covers and promo shoots.
Since then they have been a must among surfers, and not only in California. These preppy wool shirts are perfect for keeping warm in fall and winter.
A true American classic, Pendleton board shirts have even started to make waves in Scandinavia, with two stores in Sweden-Très Bien Shop in Malmö and Helsinbord, and Nitty Gritty in Stockholm-now stocking them. Look out for the original Beach Boys plaid in different shades of blue and gray.