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Iron Heart IH-816-IVO Ivory 17oz. Duck Work Pants

According to my posh grandmother, white is to be worn only between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Presumably, the science that backs up this arbitrary sartorial rule is that white clothing reflects heat rather than absorbing it, as anyone who’s worn a pair of dark denim on a toasty day can attest to.

But not all whites in the wardrobe need to be ready for yachting or tennis. Iron Heart’s IH-816-IVO Ivory Duck Work Pants are made with a substantial 17oz. cotton duck fabric rendered in a versatile ivory white, which means they’re ready for accumulating what (maybe) should be called reverse fades as you go about your workaday life in your sun-reflecting pants.

But with the chino-inspired front slash pockets and rear welt pockets, you could probably sneak these into a business-casual situation (at least on their very first wear). Iron Heart has also used a Universal zipper fly, sewn the belt loops into the waistband for safekeeping, and made sure the twill for the pocket bags is nice and heavy.

Available from Iron Heart for $300.