Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company 1878 Vintage Men’s Hoodie




In 1878 Hobart & Marlette Lumber Mill incorporated into the Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company. By November 1879 the SNW&LC had completed construction on a new mill at Crystal Bay on the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe. Crystal Bay was actually named, not for its clear waters, but for George Crystal, who filed the first timber claims in the area in the early 1860s. The SNW&LC had bought and leased over ten thousand acres of timberland along the eastern slopes of Lake Tahoe. The Ponderosa and Jeffrey pines weren’t as large as those further west in the Sierra Nevada, but these tight grained pines made strong timbers to hold up the earth in the ever deepening stopes and shafts under Virginia City. To get the felled logs to the mill, oxen skidded the logs through the rough terrain to dry chutes, which were made of two parallel saplings, where horses would speed them to either the mill, the lake, or later, railroad landings. Once the lumber was sawn, it was loaded on to small railcars, and these cars were pulled up the mountain by the famous Incline Railroad. The incline was built in 1880, with the 8,000 feet of cable weighing 14,000 pounds, taking almost a week to haul and ship from Truckee. The lift was 1,400 feet vertically and the rail line 4,000 feet long, and the railway ended up being the groundwork for what would become Incline Village.


Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on super soft Gildan 18500 hoodies via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. With a large front pouch pocket and drawstrings in a matching color, this hoodie is soft, stylish, and a perfect mid-weight for laying in cooler weather or keeping the chill off during summer nights at the beach.

  • 50% preshrunk cotton, 50% polyester* 
  • Fabric weight: 8.0 oz/yd² (271.25 g/m²)
  • Double-lined hood with matching draw cord
  • Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the middle
  • Air-jet spun yarn with a soft feel and reduced pilling
  • 1×1 athletic rib-knit cuffs and waistband with spandex
  • Double-needle stitched collar, shoulders, armholes, cuffs, and hem
  • Front pouch pocket


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current sweatshirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the hoodie laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the sweatshirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam.

While our sweatshirts are made using premium, preshrunk cotton/poly blends, there can be some slight shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence or just want to be able to layer over various shirts, we always suggest going up a size as hoodies are meant to be a little on the big side 😎
  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Sleeves 24.77 24.77 24.77 24.77 24.77 24.77 26.74 26.74
Length 27.17 27.96 29.14 29.93 31.11 31.89 33.08 33.86
Width 20.08 22.05 24.02 25.99 28 29.93 31.89 33.86
All sizes are provided in inches!

*Heather colors are 60/40 polyester/cotton. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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