These New Workwear Pants Will Outlast All of Your Carhartts
August 10, 2017 | By AJ Powell
Workwear is on trend right now. Like gorpcore, normcore and all the other -cores, workwear has become a fashion statement. Patagonia recently launched its own line of hard-wearing clothing aimed at craftsmen and woodworkers, but the pieces are more likely to show up on college campuses than they are on your local contractor. Carhartt is old guard in the workwear world and, as such, carries certain stigmas. 1620 Workwear is a new brand aimed at bridging that gap. Its line of technical workwear is designed for professionals, but offers a modern fit and a fresh brand identity.
The company was founded by two outdoor industry vets and takes its name from the year that the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. 1620’s aesthetic feels as if Carhartt married Arc’teryx and had a fling with Patagonia’s new workwear line. Each of the brand’s garments (they currently offer pants, a sweatshirt, a t-shirt and a hat) are made in the U.S. from some of the finest textiles available — particularly those developed for use by military forces. The pieces aren’t cheap, but when you consider that they’re designed to outlive your standard cotton Carhartts — and be twice as comfortable — it’s a small price to pay.
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WAIST MEASUREMENT - Use a measuring tape to measure the waist circumference of your favorite pair of workpants. All pants tend to stretch out over time so that 32 or 34 you have been wearing might actually be slightly bigger than what the tag says. You can then refer to the waist measurement chart below to pick the perfect waist size. If your measurements are in between sizes we recommend sizing up
INSEAM LENGTH - We hem all of our pants to order so you can have the perfect length on all of your 1620 pants. The easiest way to measure inseam is to grab a pair of pants that fit well and lay them flat on the floor. With a measuring tape, measure the length from the crotch to the bottom of the leg/hem along the inseam of the pant. if you have been stuck buying pants with the wrong inseam we recommend measuring your actual inseam while standing up with a pair of boots on to make sure you get the coverage you want
Our hoodies, shirt jackets and tees have a generous tradesman fit and are slightly longer in length than you may be used to, preventing any unwanted exposure.
We recommend buying the same size you normally wear in other brands.