Friend of the site Bryan Shettig and his meticulous workwear brand The Rite Stuff hath produced several ye olde bangers that are worth checking out. The latest of which is the Daybreak Salt & Pepper Work Pants in Navy and Charcoal. Made from 10 oz. Japanese-milled salt & pepper selvedge fabric, not only can you expect a light and sturdy texture that can disguise just about any stain, you’re going to like your cuffs.
Bryan is a wealth of vintage workwear knowledge and understands that no detail is too small when it comes to creating a faithful design. So when you consider the double-welted back and watch pockets, button fly with Japanese-made urea buttons, period-correct single back pocket button closure, double-chain stitched flat felled inseams, and the accuracy of the fabric, you can be sure these pants were a labor not only of love, but painstaking research.
The wide-fitting Daybreaks are finished off with a custom garment workers tag inspired by the United Garment Workers of America and a wabash discharge dyed fabric waistband and back pocket lining. So whether dressed way down with a white t-shirt and sneakers—all the way up to a work shirt and leather shoes—these pants are the rite stuff, no matter what.
Produced in collaboration with John Lofgren.
Available for $240 at The Rite Stuff