Founders, Leslie and Margaret Ruddock, February 1955, in front of the original building, still in use today.
For over 25 years, Texas Cotton shirts have made people look and feel great. Each shirt is made in downtown El Paso, Texas, by Ruddock Shirts, a third generation family business.
The Texas Cotton brand was introduced in 1989 by John Ruddock. There was a void in the market for well crafted, all cotton, western dress shirts. He wanted shirts that were classy, not hokey or gawdy. Fortunately, that look that was in decline after being popular for many years, and giving western wear a terrible image it couldn't shake. The tacky urban cowboy look finally died off in the mid 80's for good. His timing was perfect as many of the western apparel and boot stores were ready to have an authentic and exciting line like Texas Cotton in their stores.
Several years later, the Lone Star shirt was added to the line and quickly became the best selling single shirt design the Ruddock factory has ever produced. The look was quickly adopted by a huge audience, from western retail stores to corporate and event uniforms. It is still the shirt of choice for political conventions of both parties, even up to 2016 election cycle.
Today, third generation brothers, James and Jeff Ruddock own and operate Ruddock Shirts. 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, in the original factory opened in 1955.
Pure Cotton Shirts - Made in Texas