SEATTLE, Sept. 16 -- This fall, Eddie Bauer returns to its roots as the Original Outdoor Outfitter with the launch of its new apparel line: The Heritage Collection. The new line pays homage to Eddie Bauer's founder - champion marksman, hunter and fisherman - and the classic styles that first wore the Eddie Bauer label. The collection represents timeless, essential pieces for the American sportsman, reflecting the same spirit of adventure and craftsmanship that Eddie, as master of field and stream, embodied during his long career.
Eddie Bauer's Heritage Collection features 22 new styles for men representing the classic sportsman, upland field, fly-fishing, and aviation. From hunting coats and rugged chaps to fly-fishing vests, moleskin field shirts, and leather bomber jackets, each piece is built on the principle of field-functional design and master craftsmanship. The collection uses only the finest materials, such as Eddie Bauer Expedition Cloth, a rugged, balanced weave cotton with a patented wax finish that's baked permanently into the fibers, creating a fabric that's highly water- and wind-resistant, breathable and abrasion-resistant.
The Heritage Collection is now available at eddiebauer.com and will be coming to select stores at the end of September 2009. To view the entire collection, click on the following link: http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/Men/Mens-Heritage-Clothing/index.cat
For nearly 90 years, Eddie Bauer has been recognized as the Original Outdoor Outfitter in revolutionizing the outerwear industry. Major milestones include:
1920 Eddie opens for business
1925 Eddie Bauer Tackle Makers begins creating custom flies
1930 Eddie brings first black Labrador retriever into Washington
1936 Eddie introduces the Skyliner - first quilted down jacket
patented in America (1940: #D119,122) - and forms Arctic
Feather and Down Company
1942 Eddie designs B-9 Parka and A-8 Flight Pants for U.S. Army Air
1953 Eddie builds the Kara Koram Parka for the American team
1958 Eddie outfits the first ascent of Gasherbrum
1963 Eddie outfits first American ascent of Mt. Everest
1966 Eddie outfits the first ascent of Vinson Massif in Antarctica
1974 Eddie is named Retriever Breeder of the Year
1983 Eddie Bauer outfits first ascent of the Everest East Face
1998 Eddie Bauer outfits DeeDee Jonrowe when she set the women's
speed record in the Iditarod
2009 Eddie Bauer launches First Ascent(TM) mountaineering gear
Eddie Bauer launches its Heritage Collection in a tribute to
Eddie's passion for the outdoors and the sportsman tradition
About Eddie Bauer
Established in 1920 in Seattle, Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells casual sportswear and accessories for the active outdoor lifestyle, as well as expedition-class mountaineering gear. The Eddie Bauer brand is a nationally recognized brand that stands for high quality, innovation, style and customer service. Eddie Bauer products are available at approximately 370 stores throughout the United States and Canada, through catalog sales, and online at eddiebauer.com.