Topo Ranch is associated with clothing that takes its inspiration from the natural features of the western United States. An assortment of their shirts for men and kids is featured on the company's website.
The men's T-shirts at Topo Ranch are all 100-percent organic cotton. Each shirt features bold graphics showcasing the mountains, ocean or the company's symbol, a winged prairie dog. An additional collection of men's shirts includes long-sleeved, Henley-style shirts and short-sleeved polo shirts with two-button plackets and collars.
Topo Ranch also offers several button-up shirts woven from 100-percent organic cotton that has been wringer-washed for soft comfort. These shirts feature western styling with front and back yokes, long sleeves and two-button cuffs. There are also two chest pockets with flaps, and the shirt's tails are long enough to stay comfortably tucked in.
Topo Ranch began as a working cattle ranch in Monterey County in central California. The land was purchased in 1860 by Patrick Breen, a survivor of the Donner Party disaster in the snowbound Sierra Nevada in 1846. Through several generations the ranch supported the family with its cattle- and sheep-raising businesses. Several Hollywood westerns used the ranch grounds for location shooting during the 1920s.
A favorite story of the Breen family concerns a horse named El Capitan that lived in the first quarter of the 20th century. This horse was known for his perfect training and his ability to perform at a rodeo without a bridle bit in his mouth. He and his rider relied only on a rope around his neck to transmit commands. Legend has it that El Capitan's owner, James Edwin Breen, accepted a dare during the Salinas Rodeo and rode the horse into the lobby of the Abbott House Hotel.
For a unique gift for the hard-to-please family member or friend, customers might consider the Topo Ranch Shirt of the Month Club. Every month over the course of a year the gift recipient will receive a new T-shirt delivered right to the designated address. These T-shirts are made of the same organic cotton as all of Topo Ranch's shirts, and they include graphic designs typical of the company's products.
Topo Ranch also offers four T-shirts for kids. Two of them are designated for boys and feature screen prints of guitars and drums. For the girls, a pink shirt pictures a pair of sunglasses and a lavender one showcases an old mini-bus, typical of the type seen in southern California beach cities. All of these shirts are made from organic cotton in keeping with Topo Ranch's eco-friendly and health commitments.
Over the years, Topo Ranch has developed a reputation for supporting new rock and roll bands by showcasing the bands and their music at Topo Ranch's venues in Boulder, Colo., and Venice, Calif.