Our Gear Editor's Favorite Men's Workwear Tops
April 8, 2019 | By Jeremy Rellosa
For supreme durability and warmth, grab one of these.
While workwear is great for tough jobs, it can be cumbersome in everyday situations. Most shirts and jackets provide little insulation and are made of stiff, uncomfortable fabrics. Plus, the baggy cuts don’t fit in anywhere save the job site. But that’s changing. Now companies are making workwear infused with the latest tech to keep you comfortable, warm, and looking sharp.
1620 Workwear Stretch NYCO Shirt Jacket ($198)
Best For: Layering
Think of this shacket as a bombproof shell: you wear it like a shield to protect the layers underneath from getting worked by the elements. The designers at 1620 Workwear used a thick 14-ounce cut of the brand’s signature Stretch NYCO fabric and blended it with burly Cordura. The company claims the combination is ten times more abrasion resistant than cotton—and I believe them. It withstood flames, bike grease, water from leaky pipes, and a barrage of wood splinters. And while it isn’t fully waterproof, it still sheds liquids and resists staining, thanks to the DWR finish.
Check out the full review here.