It’s really good to be back. A long move, and a very busy work schedule have kept me away for far too long. Thanks for sticking around and continuing to read & write me. Summer is 100% here, yet I continue to find myself in these Left Field trousers. At first, a herringbone pattern on pants sort of weirded me out due to the vertical stripes, but now I’ve grown to really dig them. Brushed flannel Engineered Garments work shirt and the good ol’ RW 8131’s. Summer or not, these are just to comfortable to take off.
When I think of duck canvas, I think of my grandfather always wearing these Carhartt double knee’d loggers s for work. He’d wear them to hell and back before they gave way and he had to replace them. That’s the beauty of duck canvas, it’s tough as nails and perfect for a pair of pants you can beat up or dress up. This duck is quite special though, a limited make up from the historic Cone Mills of Greensboro, NC. Natural selvedge duck canvas that has cotton seeds woven into the fabric. The weight and feel of these is similar to a pair of raw denim, but with better breathability. The fabric is 12oz’s, and will definitely soften up after some wear. I haven’t got to start wearing mine yet, as I had to keep them clean for a wedding I was attending… but now that has come and gone, so I can start breaking them in.
As with all of Left Field’s trousers, these are made extremely well in a small factory in San Fransisco. Bar-tacking at stress points, corozo nut buttons, chambray pocket bags, and a chain-stitched waist band. These details may go unnoticed by a lot of people, but it’s what makes these wear the way they do, and last the way they do. Since I’ve started simple threads I’ve developed such a respect for the craftsmanship that goes into making something, even if it is “just a pair of pants.”
Available at the Left Field online shop. Tons of photos, tried my best to capture the fabric itself.
The only good thing about the colder months leaving, is the sales that come along with them. I had my eyes on this coat for awhile, and when I saw it was under $150, I had to jump on it. Amazing details; and definitely my new favorite Engineered Garments piece that I own. Done up in a over-dyed indigo denim, with triple chain stitching throughout. Removable buttons, and various pockets. Corduroy lined placket and collar. Throat latch. Reinforced elbows. Made in the USA. Really glad to have this one for many years to come.
Jacket: Engineered Garments Railroader Coat in over-dyed indigo
Shirt: Engineered Garments Workshirt
Pants: Well-worn Left Field NYC canvas chinos
Boots: Red Wing Work Oxfords
It’s already way to warm out for jackets, but I really don’t care. This Post O’alls BDU has been getting a lot of wear, and I’m thinking about maybe dying it with indigo. We’ll see how that goes.
Hat: Ebbet’s Field Flannels
Jacket: Post Overalls Khaki BDU
Shirt: Engineered Garments Workshirt
Pants: Left Field NYC Duck Chinos
Boots: Red Wing
As the winter (well, the Florida winter) weather starts coming in, layering is actually an option. I’m stoked on this, and I really haven’t went a day without wearing this Post O’alls vest.
Knit: Columbiaknit for Woodlands
Vest: Post Overalls Cruzer
Shirt: Woolrich Woolen Mills
Pants: Left Field NYC Wheat Canvas Chinos
Boots: Redwing 8881
I definitely have a strong sense of brand loyalty, especially when a brand is as well deserving as Left Field. Christian, the one man army behind LF is consistently producing great quality and great fitting pants, as well tons of other garments ranging from work shirts to crew necks. These Herringbone chinos are another grand slam, and definitely something different from his usually choice of fabrics. Constructed from durable Japanese Herringbone twill that will definitely wear well wash after wash. Left Field never disappoints with the details: chain stitched waist band, corozo nut button fly, buttoned back welt pockets, and light indigo chambray pocket linings. Of course, these are made with pride in the USA (Los Angeles to be exact). This is my third pair of Left Field pants, and there’s a good reason for that. These are available over at the Left Field shop.