by John Russel Jones

Birdwell, the American boardshorts brand, has partnered with Pendleton Woolen Mills on a collaborative summer capsule. The limited-edition collection features thoughtful designs for men and women produced with veneration for timeless California surf style. Each item features Pendleton’s distinct “Rancho Arroyo” diamond motif, which represents Southern California’s Lopez Lake, located amongst the sage scrub and oak woodland of the Los Padres National Forest.

“Reverence for the authentic reproduction of heritage patterns on new modern silhouettes is the foundation for this collection,” said Eric Crane, CEO of Birdwell. “The opportunity to join two classic American brands and celebrate timeless design and our shared history in West Coast culture was too good to pass up. Birdwell and Pendleton is a match made of shared values of quality, authenticity, and dedication to true craftsmanship.”

The collection includes the key swim, clothing, and accessory styles, including Birdie Boardshorts in PWM Turquoise, a mid-length, 4-way stretch boardshort. The Wright Short, Birdwell’s active leisure short, the Terry Poncho in PWM Brown, a hooded towel poncho in Pendleton Woolen Mills Brown and the Rancho Arroyo print. The collaboration also includes a T-shirt and snapback cotton twill cap. Retails are $85 for shorts, $99.50 for the poncho, and $50 for the T-shirt or cap. It is available on the Birdwell and Pendleton websites and in brick-and-mortar Pendleton retail locations.

“We are thrilled to be launching this collaboration with Birdwell, a brand that shares our values of creating products with enduring quality and timeless style,” said Peter Bishop, Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Design at Pendleton Woolen Mills. “When designing this collection, the Birdwell and Pendleton teams aligned on the patterns and colors as a nod to our shared vision of California surf culture.”The Birdwell x Pendleton Woolen Mills collection retails between $50 and $99.50.