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by Halley Sanford September 26, 2020 1 min read 3 Comments

Scout Turns 30

Along with our three decades in business, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of Double D Ranch’s most iconic pieces of all time. 

While our story really begins with those original blanket coats we were hand-stitching on an airplane at the last minute, the Scout jacket feels like the main character. It’s hard to explain, but it kind of solidified our identity in a way; it defined our aesthetic and defined Double D Ranch as a brand that strives to stand out. It’s the jacket that made the world take notice. And so, it’s had a recurring role over the years.

“We had no idea at the time there would be more than one,” said Cheryl McMullen. “We didn’t know we would be bringing it back, year after year. It was when we designed the versions that followed that we started naming them more specifically, like the Canadian Scout, and the Calamity Scout, and this year’s Alamo Scout. But back then, it was just ‘the Scout’.”

Over the years, we’ve recreated it time and again. It’s always stayed true to its military aesthetic. A structured cut -- sometimes cropped square to the waist, sometimes tapered to the hip. Sometimes a short stand-up collar, sometimes no collar at all. But the Scout Jacket has always maintained a full button placket and a soldier’s shoulder with fringe, and some years, a beaded version of the military epaulet.

It’s classic, it’s a collector, and it’s the leading lady of the DDR story. Cheers to you, Scout, and happy birthday!


3 Responses

Lisa Bradford
Lisa Bradford

October 01, 2020

Luv ’em all!!

Erin C
Erin C

October 01, 2020

I love Scout! My first DDR jacket was a Scout, and have a few since then!

Jan Blitstein
Jan Blitstein

October 01, 2020

While I constantly DELETE so many ads that come in regularly, I don’t do this “hit” to DD. Even though I don’t always love every single garment or item I see, knowing it’s not for my body shape, I appreciate the feelings of the DD family for what they have created over the years, and what it STILL MEANS TO THEM AND TO THEIR HISTORY. How special this is. I wish I could meet them in person. I love that they may include bits of research and background information along with their garments and often lovely photographs. I’m pretty sure Kevin Costner would agree! Just a fan. Jan

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