The Riders West Bandana By Imogene + Willie

Matt Eddmenson, co-founder of Imogene + Willie talked about designing a proper bandana for years. As he’s having love, or as he said, an obsession, for vintage bandanas with the desire to do something completely new. Now was the right time to work on it, and he created a screen-printed by hand original artwork.

Made In The U.S.A.

Each bandana improves with wear and age, but the question will be, wear it or frame it? Anyway, the bandana is made in the U.S.A. and is made of 100% cotton. The dimensions are 21” x 21”.

A Brief History Of The Bandana

A bandana is also known as a kerchief, this comes from the French word couvre-chef, which means headcover. It is a triangular or square piece of cloth tied around the head or neck. From origin the word bandana comes from the Hindi words ‘bāndhnū,’ or tie-dyeing, and bāndhnā. In the 18th and 19th centuries, bandanas were frequently known as bandannoes.

The wearing of various colored bandanas around the neck was common in the mid- and late-nineteenth century among cowboys, steam railroad engineers, and miners in the Western United States.

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.