1620 WORKWEAR – EST. NOVEMBER, 2016
I don’t know about you, but there are definitely times when I pass a gaggle of workmen and I feel like the one who should be wolf-whistling. Sure, a man in a suit can stop me in my tracks. My heart will surely skip a beat when it’s a finely tailored number from a Savile Row-esque shop. But there is something a bit more primal when seeing a man in rugged workwear, 1620 Workwear. Hunter, gatherer, protector of all that is precious… My father was a blue-collar worker his whole life. This may color my view of the whole situation – just a bit anyway. I digress…
In my search for mens’ clothing made stateside (see what I did there?), I came across a relatively new brand, 1620 Workwear. The brand is the brainchild of Ted De Innocents and Josh Walker. 1620 aims to build it ‘better and better’ rather than ‘cheaper and cheaper’. They have a lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship. They sure are putting their money where their mouths are.
I am very proud to say that 1620 Workwear is the first interview we ever did here at MadeStateside, and with good reason. Ted and Josh’s story is so compelling, it was hard to resist. Near to my own heart, their opinion that “there is no way to 100% ensure social compliance with offshore manufacturing,” is directly in line with one of the main reasons for starting this blog. They are very transparent with their supply chain, which is another ‘big up’ for us here.
Go ahead, browse their site. On second thought, why don’t you even buy a pair of double knee utility pants for yourself or that special workman in your life while you’re there? I assure you that it will be [some of] the best money you will ever spend! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out that interview I mentioned. Josh dishes for our very own Diedre Johnson. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, coming soon is a review of said double knee utility pants. Stay tuned…