Product Spotlight: Oxen Workwear Carpenter Pants
These aren’t your
Grandpa’s Unlce’s (thanks @TAngeloDrift) work pants. Ever wanted a pair of those classic double-knee Carharts? Yeah me too. Try a pair on and you quickly realize they are made to wear with steel boots and many layers of long-underwear… they are BIG.
Along comes these gems, The Oxen Workwear White Label Double-Knee Carpenter Pants, fitted/slim carpenter pants from Brooklyn. I like to call it hipster workwear – haha.
THE DETAILS: Oxen is a small/new (judging by their website, limited stock and lack of publicity) workwear company from Brooklyn, NY. These pants seem to be their staple (Their other stuff isn’t very interesting IMHO). Here is what Oxen has to say about their heavy carpenter pant; “Why use a flame when you can use a torch? Why use manpower when you can use horsepower? Why have a single knee when you can have double? These are not hard questions to answer. Step up to the next level with these rugged double knee canvas work pants featuring double ply back pocket construction, re-enforced paneling and a dual front snap/shank waistband.
- 12 oz. 100% cotton canvas
- Double ply back pocket construction
- New cell phone pocket design
- Re-enforced paneling
- Dual front snap/ shank waistband
- New relaxed fit”
MY THOUGHTS: I have been rocking for the past few months and they are awesome. It seems like every time I wear them I get a shout out. I haven’t washed them, and subsequently they have broken in quite nicely. I haven’t done much manual labor in them – I didn’t really get them for that.
THE DOWNSIDE: I used these for riding my bike a few times and the butt pockets are showing a pretty decent amount of wear. Granted I have a carbon-fiber seat (yes I wear padded shorts), the added friction from the hard seat is the culprit. Also, I really wish the double-knee came in a 32×34; I had to settle for the 32×32. When I placed my order, I was immediately notified that they were on backorder. Bummer, but they did arrive (unannounced) a few weeks later.
THE PRICE: Retail is $73.99 (fair priced for sure)
WHERE TO BUY: OxenWorkwear.com
NOTE: I WAS JUST INFORMED FROM A FRIEND WHO TRIED TO PLACE AN ORDER THAT THEY WERE NO LONGER IN BUSINESS… HMM?? Nevermind… shop away!