The workwear shorts are made of compact cotton drill/canvas that is garment-dyed, adding subtle variations of colors to its textured twill base, and giving it a rugged look. Because workwear should be as sturdy as it is comfortable, we built in a gusset system with no middle seam and a reinforced crotch - Phipps’ patented package-protecting system. These revised carpenter shorts are finished with rivets and Hell’s Angels-inspired details; D-rings on grosgrain tabs allowing you to tie your bandana on the road.
Levi Strauss was the first company to manufacture riveted pants in the 1800s. Jacob Davis set up a partnership with Levi Strauss, who he was accustomed to purchasing denim from. Together, they acquired a patent for ‘improvement in fastening pocket-openings’ in 1873, securing their leading role in the industry.