Hemingway would have loved the founders of 1620, the burgeoning workwear company located in the historic New England town of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Josh Walker [(r) above], self-described on his Instagram as a man who can “shotgun a beer and reiterate Thoreau,” and his partner, Edward (Ted) de Innocentis combined their work experience with wearable brands (in Walker’s case it was a well-known helmet, in de Innocentis’, it was industrial strength sports garments).
Together these two outdoor sports aficionados of 1620 Workwear are making durable, 21st century apparel for the men who work and play hard. Instead of corduroy, they are using Cordura. They’ve taken Nylon and Spandex and made it stretchy but stringent enough not to become misshapen by a little wear.
Cotton is so last year and so not made in America these days. In Josh’s words, this is 1620.