Everything looks good on Papa Jack including this Rayon Plaid #6402
Rockmount Ranch Wear's Founder
Jack A. Weil, "Papa Jack"
The Rockmount Ranch Wear Story
The fashion industry has few constants, but Rockmount Ranch Wear has forged a unique brand statement with core Western and high fashion. A true Western icon, Rockmount introduced the first western shirts with snaps, helped popularize Western wear as legitimate American fashion through out the US and abroad.
I'll never forget the two times I had the pleasure, and honor, of chatting with "Papa Jack." He could always be found in the Rockmount showroom of the Denver WESA market every January. I knew his reputation, as well as that of his son and grandson, but had not met any of them before. I was in awe, and somewhat timid. When I entered the showroom to keep my appointment, there he was, on a couch surrounded by Rockmount fans. We were all captivated by his spirit, his stories, and his sense of humor. I was wearing a western style red suit jacket with embroidered arrows on the front and back, he immediately began to share insight about this style motif and its history. He made me feel so comfortable, as if we had known each other forever. Upon my return, the following year, he remembered me and took a real interest in what I was working on, how business had been, and what my plans were.
Meeting Jack B. (2nd generation) was memorable too. He made me feel so welcome and important, even though we didn't have much money to bring in their line. The way he welcomed me made me feel like our business was the most important one in the room.
And, that tradition continues with Steve (3rd generation). He, and his staff, give such good advice and insight. When his book, Western Shirts: A Classic American Fashion, came out Steve traveled from Denver to do a book signing for us. He follows in Papa Jack's and Jack B.'s footsteps but he wears his own shoes and will continue to lead Rockmount into its next chapter. I'm delighted that we count Rockmount Ranch Wear among our 'Pards and Friends! I enjoyed interviewing him on the second half of "Around the Barn" radio show on March 3, 2012, click here to listen.
Sold throughout the United States and most developed countries, Rockmount has a diversified line for children and adults including shirts, skirts, felt and straw hats, silk neck ties and scarves, bolo ties, belts and buckles, jewelry and accessories.
Rockmount's Historic Home
The neighborhood, originally a warehouse district, is home to the Rockies baseball team, a rich mixture of art galleries, sidewalk cafes, offices and boutiques. Rockmount is the last remaining wholesale clothing firm in the area. The Weil Family remains committed to staying here because it is part of the company's identity, as Rockmount is part of Denver's legacy.
Jack A. was motivated to develop a distinctive look for cowboys, ranchers, and farmers living in the American West. They had special boots and hats but wore ordinary work shirts. Jack A's special shirt styles have many features different from conventional shirts. His Rockmount shirts are slim fitting to accentuate the body, whereas conventional shirts were boxy. A better fitting shirt is less likely to get caught or snagged while riding the range. The shirt yokes broaden a man's shoulders. The flap pockets fasten to better hold their contents. The snap fasteners have a break away function to let loose if the shirt gets caught, and hold more permanently than buttons. Can you imagine a cowboy who likes to sew?
Rockmount's signature "Diamond" snap and "Sawtooth" pocket designs are individual and different, the same driving force behind so many of their distinctive features.
Now Rockmount is truly an international company with a design and marketing effort that focuses on the very different international markets. As Steve designs became popular he eventually took the design role of his father who likewise had succeed his father.
Steve continues to reinterpret the signature classic designs of his grandfather and father. The fashion pendulum is always in motion. While fashion changes all the time his constant motivation is to design for a western state of mind - life style, not trends that come and go. His family's classic designs have been in non-stop production for over 50 years. The Rockmount signature design with diamond snaps and sawtooth pockets is considered to be the longest production style shirt in America.
Today, what distinguishes Rockmount from other brands is the company's commitment to quality and classic design Few other companies offer a range of over 100 fabrics including many of the fashion world's finest fabrics, also the softest plonge leather. While other companies fall all over each other copying what seem to be selling that season. Rockmount is committed to going its own way.
Two Rockmount Fans: James Spader and William Shatner from an episode of Boston Legal.
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Size Chart: MENS
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Tall also available in some styles.
|Neck||15.5 - 16||16.5 - 17||17.5 - 18||19 - 20|
Size Chart: Women's
Size Chart: Children's
|Age||1||2 - 4||6 - 8||10 - 12||14 - 16|