Pure Cotton Shirts Made in Texas
Next year, Texas Cotton will celebrate it's 25th year of making people look and feel great. Each shirt is proudly made in downtown El Paso, Texas, by Ruddock Shirtmakers, a third generation, American owned business, operated by James and Jeff Ruddock, grandsons of founders, Leslie and Margaret Ruddock.
The Texas Cotton brand was introduced in 1989 by John Ruddock. He saw a void in the market for well crafted, all cotton western dress shirts. He wanted shirts that were classy, not hokey and gawdy, a look that was thankfully in decline after being popular for many years, and giving western wear the terrible image it couldn't shake. His timing was perfect, many of the western apparel and boot stores were ready to have an exciting apparel line like this in their stores.
Several years later, the Lone Star shirt was added to their line and quickly became the best selling single shirt design the Ruddock family has ever produced. The look was quickly adopted by a huge audience, from western retail shops, corporate uniforms, and even became the uniform of choice for many political rallies of both parties.
Today, brothers James and Jeff Ruddock own and operate Ruddock Shirtmakers. They continue to build on the quality make of the past while keeping an eye forward on fabric and fit. Each Texas Cotton shirt is made with the finest, all cotton fabric, sourced from mills all over the world. Every shirt is still made by hand in El Paso, Texas, at the original factory opened in 1955.
Founders, Leslie and Margaret Ruddock, February 1955, in front of the original building, still in use today.