Thursday, April 26

carhartt -1889 series logger pants

New from Carhartt and their Series 1889; not related to the Centennial Series. 12-ounce cotton duck, good. Straight cut, great, finally. Pre-washed feel... $70... Made in Mexico... Not wild about some of those variables. Link. Come in brown/green/grey. This was actually a shot of the green ones that I tweaked to look brown as no flat shot available from PR. Have said it all before, but the double front pants are a signature item for Carhartt. Is it too much have them made in USA, and maybe the original unwashed finish?

10 comments:

Devin said...

The word from Tony at Hilton's is that Carhartt is starting to make the B01 in the US again. They figured mid-summer availability.

james at 10engines said...

@devin from the horses mouth. great news. the recent B01s are that high/full cut though yeah? but still ,great news. thx

Devin said...

Yeah, I imagine they'll stick with the current pattern (high/full). Of course, that leaves space for the 10E x Carhartt collab.

Neat thread on superfuture, "post your ducks!" Lots of Carhartt/LVC/RRL/etc. Presumably there's a viable niche for low volume stuff.

Unknown said...

Agreed on all counts. I'm a repeat-user of the b07 double front denim. If they offered that in a (slightly) slimmer cut and US made, I would never buy any other pants.

A button fly would also sweeten the deal, which it looks like these 1889 jobbers might have. I think that's enough to make me swallow my sadness about the made in mexico tag and give them a try. I'll report back if you'd like.

james at 10engines said...

sure. I know they have them at the south shore Carhartt store - I called...

JSchlesinger said...

Forget Carhartt. Roundhouse Double-Front Dungarees have everything you want, are made in the U.S.A., and are cheaper than Carhartt. Why pay a premium for the name?

Anonymous said...

Hi 10 engines!
Love your appreciation of US-made goods. I feel the same way. I'm a denim designer and we try to do programs out of US when we can. Problem is, for it to be at $70 (making it more accessible for the kind of guy Carhartt is for) I can't think of any US factory that could do that. If they wanted to bump the price up to $200, I'm sure they could get it made in the USofA. But that doesn't seem quite right for Carhartts to become that expensive to me. It's a challenge to produce American-inspired goods in America for a price the American can swallow.

james at 10engines said...

@JSchlesinger need to try RH. Hard to find in New England though.

Niles K said...

HERE HERE!

Let's get a petition going.

I'm on board for a 10e X carhartt collab too!

Devin said...

I have the RH 1101 painter dungarees. Ordered them the same size as I wear in Carhartt B01. Seem to fit the same, maybe a touch more fullness (could be to account for fabric shrinkage). Certainly high/full, not low/slim. Construction is fine, straight seams, judicious bar tacks, etc. Zipper might be a size smaller, seems a little flimsy. VP (David) responded within 30 min. after emailing a few questions to their generic info@ address. That's a good sign IMO.