Oct 21 , 2019
Double-Knee Utility Pant
Synthetics can really bring the warmth, but when they get wet, some of them have a tendency to stay wet. And nothing brings the brrrs like wet fabric that refuses to dry. 1620 Workwear, a new company based in Haverhill, Massachusetts has developed a proprietary fabric that seeks to solve that problem. They call it NYCO Stretch. Their tough-as-nails fabric is woven in the USA and comes coated with a PFC-free water-, stain- and oil-repellent finish. The company claims its unique fabric is 10 times more abrasion resistant than cotton duck, and dries two times faster.
Their double-knee utility pants are sewn in the USA and have an articulated knee and a gusseted crotch, an extra-large angled back pocket for utility knives, generous front pockets for large smartphones, and a double layer of fabric over the knee and thigh. Every pair is custom-hemmed, so you’ll get exactly the right inseam. If you let them know you’re an active union member, they tend to give a discount. Speaking of utility knives, our Toolipedia guide will teach you all the different kinds.