Monday, November 19

10E2087: Sponsored Review | Carhartt Firm-Duck, Double-Front, Flannel-Lined


Carhartt sent a pair of what they now dub "firm-duck" pants, which seems to be just unwashed, standard issue 12oz duck. That is great. These are definitely in the "new" (post 1990) cut w/ roomy waist and thighs. Oddly the boot opening seemed smallish - and quite pegged legs. Flannel lining would be great for standing around in a workshop or similar. These are not available as a made-in-USA version; $66 plus $10 off until 11/21 - via Carhartt. Not a massive hit for me honestly - would prefer straighter cut all the way and the insane proliferation of offerings they have now seems overkill. Would be curious to see sales numbers/per sku... guess what I am getting to is wondering why they let the classics slide? Wherefore art thou old quilt lined w/ zip-bottom? Would love a pair of those again. Hello ebay...

[Update 11/21/12 - correction Carrhart do still have a side zip double front pant. Now called a Waist/Overall.]




6 comments:

Niles K said...

Can you please start an online petition for Carhartt to bring back the old cuts? I will sign it as many times as i'm allowed.

Jho78 said...

I really hate the "full seat and thighs" as I have neither.

The Selective Ingredient said...

It's too bad they don't provide the custom trim off the inseam at the stores like they would at the factory.

The Selective Ingredient said...

Wish they could provide a custom cut & trim at the Carhartt WIP store in NYC. But it's all outsourced and not American
: /.

Brad1215 said...

These pants are made with "full seat and thighs" because they are WORK WEAR. They are designed that way to allow for greater freedom of movement. Having extra room in those areas makes it easier to kneel, bend, climb, run, etc. It also creates less binding when wearing thermals under the pant. These clothes are designed for people who work in challenging environments where functional clothing is absolutely essential. They are not made for going to the bar for a hot date.

Anonymous said...

These pants are made with "full seat and thighs" because they are WORK WEAR. They are designed that way to allow for greater freedom of movement. Having extra room in those areas makes it easier to kneel, bend, climb, run, etc. It also creates less binding when wearing thermals under the pant. These clothes are made for people who work in challenging environments where functional clothing is absolutely essential. They are not made for going to the bar for a hot date.