Outback (out’back), n. 1. isolated rural country, esp. of Australia. 2. harsh, untamed environment. 3. beyond civilization
Our family recently watched Return to Snowy River. Not only is the footage iconic, but the clothing is striking. While we watched it, we noticed the costuming, and how similar it was to a vendor that we sell: Outback Trading Company.
This unique company began making clothing in 1983; supplying oilskin, outerwear and head wear. Tough, well-constructed, efficient and durable, Outback’s clothing is designed to withstand any foul weather mother nature can provide.
Outback’s most distinctive piece is the oilskin duster: a key survival piece for any Australian horseman. The duster originated in the late 1800’s. It’s design was taken from oil sail cloth that sailors used to protect themselves from the lashing winds and seas. The early Australian stock men faced similar weather conditions; their job consisted of herding herds of cattle across the outback, during rain season. And they had a schedule to keep. The oilskin duster literally became a survival piece.
When is an oilskin duster fashionable?
The excerpts below are taken from outbacktradingcompany.blogspot.com
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