The Loden Lifestyle

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Introducing the ‘Austro-American’ Boiled Wool Collection

September 30, 2019 5 min read 5 Comments

Inclusive sizing is a no brainer.  Need extra-long/short sleeves? No problem! Petite sizes, plus sizes, regular sizes . . . we’ve got you covered. Our standard men's sizes run from 34 - 62 and women's sizes run from 0 - 28.
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A Royal Wool Campaign

March 08, 2019 4 min read 2 Comments

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Wool Clothing: The Original Workwear Phenomenon

March 01, 2019 3 min read 2 Comments

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Former Marine Advances into Fashion

February 22, 2019 3 min read 2 Comments

It all started in 2011 when I was running an American Department of Defense Arabic language training program in Alexandria, Egypt - of all places - when my Austrian fiancee gave me my first Loden Jacket. 
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What You Didn't Know About Alpaca & Cashmere

January 31, 2019 4 min read

The name Cashmere is derived from ‘Kashmir,’ the northernmost region of India. Like Merino Wool, a fiber that garnered a royal decree from the King of Spain, the Alpaca fiber was made famous when a 14th-century saint . . .
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The Meticulous Artisanship of German Coats

January 31, 2019 4 min read

From humble beginnings in the Austrian Alps to the catwalks in Milan and Paris, loden could be considered the quintessential fabric. It allowed the Alps to be tamed, trends to be set, and progress to be made ...
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Timeless Austrian Clothing

January 10, 2019 4 min read

Austrian clothing has a rich and storied past just like the Alpine culture from which it evolved. Hallmarks of the style are the ‘boiled’ wool fabrics, called Loden, developed by Alpine herdsmen and farmers in the Austrian Alps. 
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Nancy Pelosi and her MaxMara Funnel Coat

December 13, 2018 1 min read

Nanci Pelosi should try our Women's Alpaca Funnel Coat.  She made a hit with her wool funnel coat while leaving the White House. Apparently it was from the beautiful Italian brand MaxMara, but they aren't the only ones with a great funnel coat! Here at Robert W. Stolz we carry women's funnel coats and curren...
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What Makes a Classic a Classic?

November 07, 2018 3 min read

Fashion trends come and go but classic clothing styles like men's and women's full length wool coats live on. Discover what makes a classic a 'classic' and what to look for when shopping for an investment piece.
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Bavarian Clothing Origins, Traditions and Trends

November 03, 2018 5 min read 2 Comments

Bavarian clothing origins and traditions are rooted in both the physical and aesthetic needs of a Alpine people. Due to a surging appreciation for quality craftsmanship and superior fabrics the sartorial style assumes its global status as a symbol of sophisticated dress.
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5 Loden Coat Styles to Try this Winter

October 25, 2018 3 min read

A timeless alternative to modern winter coat fashion is the Loden Coat. Available in a variety of styles for different occasions, this article reviews 5 of the classic styles of this Austrian Coat tradition.
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Discovering Germany's Oldest Loden Wool Mill's Secret to Success

July 17, 2018 5 min read

When I recently visited Germany’s oldest textile mill in Bavaria, I was so impressed by the quality of their Loden wool fabrics and the company ethos, that I decided to use their fabric in my Fall ‘18 Loden coat production.
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