Stan Ray - 2 Pocket Shirt - Forest



The fabric was originally made back in the 1980s—the early days of modern hunting camouflage, when hunters moved away from reappropriating military designs to creating their own patterns which catered to their environment. 

One new idea was Realtree—a camouflage first sketched by archer Bill Jordan whilst sitting in his parent’s backyard. Inspired by an old oak tree, the pattern layered twigs and leaves over a background of bark—mimicking the 3D nature of real woodland. Although this intricate pattern would have been difficult to print a decade earlier, developments in technology meant that Jordan’s design could be applied to all manner of surfaces.